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Promotion Criteria

The Council has recommended the following Criteria for the promotion of the students in schools affiliated to the Council.


Promotion Criteria as laid down by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, under conditions for the award of – (1) ICSE (Class X) Pass Certificate (2) ISC (Class XII) Pass Certificate.

Internal Examination


It will be the responsibility of the Head of the school to ensure promotion from Class IX, Class XI on the basis of the cumulative achievement level of the student throughout the academic year in the subjects he/she has been registered for. For promotions, a candidate is required to have obtained at least 33% marks in five subjects (severally) including English on the cumulative average and a minimum attendance of 75% of the working days. No other criteria will be used for promotion from Class IX to Class X.

Awards and conditions for Awards


For ICSE (Class X):


PASS CERTIFICATES will be awarded to candidates who at one and the same examination have entered for at least six subjects as detailed in Chapter II, B(1) and have attained the pass standard in at least five subjects which must include the subject English.
Provided that no candidate, except as otherwise exempted by the Council, shall be awarded a Pass Certificate unless in addition to fulfilling the conditions above he/she has attained a pass grade in SUPW and Community Service as examined/assessed internally by the school.

For ISC (Class XII):


1. PASS CERTIFICATES will be awarded to candidates who at one and the same examination attain the pass standard in four or more subjects which must include the subject English and have attained a pass grade in SUPW and Community Service as examined/assessed internally by the School.
2. SUPPLEMENTARY PASS CERTIFICATES will be awarded to candidates who have obtained PASS CERTIFICATES and who appear in a subsequent examination and attain the pass standard in one or more subjects.
3. STATEMENT OF MARKS will be issued to all candidates who appeared for the examination.
The pass marks for each subject is 33% in the ICSE (Class X) whereas it is 35% for each subject in ISC (Class XII)