Jamshedpur: With throbbing heart beats and pulsating nerves students of the city participated in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations that began here on Monday. Nervousness ruled the campus as students made last minutes revision and discussions with their classmates. Over 4,000 students from various ICSE schools are participating in the examinations.
This year 4212 students are appearing for ICSE while 2884 students are appearing for ISC across 43 schools in the city. The number of examinees in CBSE has also increased as more students have opted for board examinations rather than the school based examinations. The CBSE’s class XII students will start their examinations with English on March 2 and class X students will start with science on March 3.
Although the ISC practicals have started from yesterday, the theory papers will begin from February 23 with computer science. For class X, the first paper Hindi starts from February 26. The students appearing for the ICSE examination (class 10th) said that the questions were straightforward however the paper was lengthy due to which they had to struggle to complete the paper on time.
“I felt that the paper was quite easy but it was a bit lengthy. However, length does not matter as long as you know the answers,” said a student of DBMS.
School authorities informed said that special arrangements have been made for the 10th and 12th examination. A flying squad has been constituted to keep a vigil look on the examination process. The exams will continue till April and the results are expected to be declared in the second week of May.
Principals of the schools also felt that the first day of the paper was satisfactory and students looked contended after answering the papers. Though the first timers, answering ICSE were quite nervous, things became easier once they started answering.