BENGALURU: The Council for the Indian School Certificate
Examinations (CISCE) is planning to revise the syllabus of class 11 for
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
Chief executive and secretary of CISCE, Gerry Arathoon
commented that along with change in syllabus, the CISCE shall also take
measures to bring uniformity of curriculum between ICSE and CBSE. Currently,
there are some chapters that are taught earlier in CBSE and later in ICSE. Once
the standardization is in place, this gap shall be eliminated. Also, the exam
pattern for ICSE shall be revisited to make it in-line with CBSE and other
According to him, there is a widespread misconception that
CBSE is a better board for preparing oneself for competitive examinations,
compared to ICSE. He believes that with these amendments, ICSE shall be in a
strong position to be at par with standards of competitive examinations. The
CISCE is headquartered in Delhi, regulating 2000 schools, and catering to 2
lakh students across India.
Past year, around 80,000 students appeared for the ISCE and
ISC exams from the North and East Zones while 35,000 students appeared from the
Dr Arathoon said that CISCE shall open its 1st
southern regional office and its 2nd office in Hyderabad, which
shall double up as a training center for ICSE internal training programme as
well. As a part of this programme, teachers, principals and other
administrative heads shall be trained towards bringing these upcoming changes
smoothly on board. Dr Arathoon was here in Bengaluru at the Unity
International School which recently
opted for the ICSE board.
Arathoon also mentioned that their schools are exempted from
implementing the 25% quota under the RTE Act as they are minority institutions.