The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISE) is going to introduce bar coding on answer sheets from next academic session as used in ICSE board examination now. The decision has to taken to hide the identity of students from the examiners. At present, students mention both their names and roll numbers on the sheets.
Gerry Arathoon, additional secretary and the present officiating chief executive and secretary of ICSE, on Tuesday attended the third annual conference of the association of schools for Indian school certificate (ASISC) in Chandigarh. In the conference, office-bearers were elected for the newly constituted north zone.
Principals of 150 ICSE affiliated schools from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir were present on the occasion. Stanly and J Jacob were elected as the president and vice-president of north zone respectively.
After the Supreme Court (SC) order of making the subject of environmental sciences mandatory, ICSE has decided to divide the curriculum into two sections so that the students can read different sections along with other subjects and do not bear the burden. Arathoon on this issue says, “This way, the entire environmental science syllabus is being covered but there is no additional subject."
"We maintain secrecy of the examiners and such a proposal won't prove fruitful. Though, we are yet to officially hear of the proposal," replied Arathoon when asked about Union minister Kapil Sibal's suggestion to allow students to evaluate their own answersheets.
Also, Council for Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to prepare a co-curriculum under which science, mathematics and commerce will have a common syllabus. The co-curriculum has been prepared to remove the misconception that ICSE does not prepare its students for entrance exams.