ISC to change syllabus to make it similar to CBSE
In a bid to ensure that students do not face trouble in appearing in competitive examinations, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will bring necessary changes in its syllabus that would be quite similar to that of the CBSE board.
Stating that they are following the common core curriculum as prescribed by the Council of Boards of School Education in India, Gerry Arathoon, chief executive officer (CEO) and secretary of CISCE board said that syllabus of the board in four subjects Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics will be same that of CBSE board from ISC 2018.
He said that the process of finalising the curriculum to help a student prepare himself or herself in a better way for competitive examinations is also on. The board will soon come out with video lectures and specimen questions papers for the students that would help them to prepare for such examinations.
Moreover, the idea of merging physics, chemistry and biology as one subject and history, civics and geography as another subject has also been dropped. He said that many students shift from ISC board to CBSE as they have a perception that preparation for competitive exams would be better in the latter one. The reason being CBSE conduct many competitive examinations and ISC board would write to the Centre requesting not to engage CBSE in conducting any such examinations.
But the fact is that around 25,700 out 36,690 ISC students from the science stream had appeared for IIT-JEE Mains examination. Interestingly, 21.6 per cent of them have qualified.