Presently students mention both their names and roll numbers on the sheets
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
(CISCE) is set to introduce bar coding on answersheets used in ICSE board examinations
from the next session to maintain anonymity of the students.
At present, students mention both their names and roll numbers on the sheets. Gerry
Arathoon, additional secretary, who is presently the officiating chief executive
and secretary of ICSE, was in Chandigarh on Tuesday for the third annual conference
of the association of schools for Indian school certificate (ASISC), which elected
office-bearers of the newly-constituted north zone.
To bring down the burden of students following Supreme Court's ruling to make environmental
science a compulsory subject, the ICSE has decided to split the curriculum into
parts so that students can read different sections along with other subjects. "This
way, the entire environmental science syllabus is being covered but there is no
additional subject," he said.
Asked about the Union minister Kapil Sibal's suggestion to allow students to evaluate
their own answersheets, Arathoon said: "We maintain secrecy of the examiners and
such a proposal won't prove fruitful. Though, we are yet to officially hear of the
To remove the misconception that ICSE does not prepare its students for entrance
exams, Council for Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has prepared co-curriculum
under which all ASISC school boards of north region will have common syllabus for
science, mathematics and commerce.
Principals of 150 ICSE affiliated schools from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal
Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir were present on the occasion.
Principal Stanly has been elected the president and J. Jacob is the vice-president
of the north zone.
Courtesy: Times of India