The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to introduce project work in Mathematics and English in the Class XII ISC board examination in this academic session (2020-21) instead of the next academic year (2021-22).
The CISCE had intorduced a 20 marks Project Work for the subjects English and Mathematics from the ISC Year 2022 Examination. The CISCE has now decided to introduce the same for the ISC Year 2021 examination also.
Students appearing in the ISC examination next year will have to prepare projects for the two papers for 20 marks. The theory papers in each subject will be for 80 marks.
The list of various topics that candidates can choose for their projects in the two subjects has been sent to school principals. The ISC English paper I will consist of listening and speaking skills of 5 marks each, which will be evaluated in internal assessment.
The speaking skill test will include narrating an experience, giving a report or expressing an opinion or theme-based conversation.
For example, students can narrate an incident from their childhood days or speak on a school event. Students can also express their opinions on topics like online learning.
While testing their writing skills, 5 marks each will be allotted for internal and external assessment.
In ISC English paper-II, examinees may have to analyse the theme of any story or poem from the prescribed texts, a character from the plays, short stories or poems in the prescribed texts, summarize or paraphrase a story or a poem, an alternative outcome to any of the chosen texts or comparison of two characters from two different texts.
In mathematics paper II project work, which will be of 20 marks, candidates will be expected to have completed two projects from any topic covered in Theory.
Candidates will now have less stress as theory paper will for just 80 marks. Overall subject marks will also improve because of the project works.
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