ISC Exam Pattern 2023 for Class 12 All Subjects ‣ Know ISC Marks Distribution 2023

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 – Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination determines ISC 2023 Exam Pattern for Class 12th. All the students must go through the new ISC 12th Exam Pattern 2023 to prepare for their exam. The paper pattern will comprise important details like Subjects criteria, ISC marks distribution 2023, types of questions and other details of ISC Class 12 syllabus 2023

CISCE has made several changes this year in ISC Exam Pattern 2023 for Class 12th. This year, exams will be conducted in two terms. First term exams are over while second term exams will be held in March and April, as per ISC time table 2023 Class 12. Go through the article to know full information about ISC Exam Pattern 2023 for Class 12th.

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 – Subjects

All the students who are preparing for the ISC Exam have to choose English as a Compulsory Subject along with it they need to opt for three, four or five elective Subjects. Students need to pass these subjects to get passing grades in ISC Class 12 result 2023.

Students can not appear for more than 6 Subjects including English as a Compulsory subject. Elective Subjects include history, account, Business studies, Math, physics, chemistry and biology.

ISC Exam Pattern

Subject Paper Marks
English English Language 100
Literature in English 100
History Theory 80
Project Work 20
Geography Theory 70
Practical and Project Work 30
Economics Theory 80
Project Work 20
Commerce Theory 80
Project Work 20
Accounts

Theory 80
Project Work 20
Maths Theory 80
  Project Work 20
Physics Theory 70
Practical 15
Project Work 10
Practical File 5
Chemistry Theory 70
Practical 15
Project Work 10
Practical File 5
Biology Theory 70
Practical 15
Project Work 10
Practical File 5

Subject-wise ISC 12th Exam Pattern 2023 

The ISC Exam will be conducted in two terms. This first term exam will include multiple choice questions while the second term exam will include objective and subjective type questions. Below, we have provided subject-wise ISC Exam Pattern 2023:

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 English

English will comprise two parts: English language and literature In English. Both parts will have two papers: theory and project work. Theory Paper will comprise 80 marks and project work will comprise 20 marks.

Theory Paper will have four sections

Section-1 (20 marks)

Students need to write a composition which should comprise 400-450 words.

Section-2 

In this section, students need to write an article, review or report on a given point. (15 marks)

Students also need to write a proposal on a given situation. (10 marks)

 

Section-3

This section will include short questions and grammar & structure based questions.(15 marks)

 

Section-4

This section will include unseen passages in which questions need to read and give answers. (20 marks)

 

Project work also will have 2 sections

Section-1

This section will include listening and speaking skills. (10 marks)

 

Section-2

In this section an examiner will visit the school to test students’ assessment. (10 marks)

ISC exam Pattern 2023 History

History will also comprise two papers theory and project work. Theory Paper will weigh 80 marks and project work will weigh 20 marks.

Theory Paper

The Theory Paper will have two parts where part-1 will weightage 20 marks and part-2 will weightage 60 marks.

Part-1

Part-1 will include short questions related to fundamental factual knowledge and understanding of Syllabus.

Part-2

Part to will comprise 5 long questions each question will have weightage of 12 marks

Project work

Students have to undergo a project which might include a case study, a local history, Field visit or book review and film review.

Project should be at least 2000 words.

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 for Accounts Subject

Accounting will also include two paper theory and project work whereas theory paper will weigh 80 marks and project work will weigh 20 marks, as per ISC Marks Distribution 2023. 

TheoryTheory paper will comprise of 80 Marks which will include short and long questions
Project workProject work will include of 20 marks

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 Business Studies

Business studies will also have two papers theory and project work whereas theory Paper will weigh 80 marks and project work will weigh 20 marks.

Theory paper will have two sections
Section-1 will weigh 20 marks which will include short questions, testing knowledge and fundamental aspects of all the Subjects.
Section-2 will weigh of 60 marks which will consist of 8 questions and students need to answer any 5 questions, each question will comprise 12 marks
Project workStudents need to make a project on any topic given by teacher which will be assessed by teacher and will comprise of 20 marks

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 Math

Math will also have 2 papers theory and project work: 80 marks for theory and 20 marks for project work. Math Syllabus will comprise 3 sections whereas section-A is compulsory for all the students, students can choose any one between section-B and section-C and attempt the questions.

TheorySection-A will comprise 65 marks students will need to answer following questions from it.
Relations and functions- 10 marks
Algebra- 10 marks
Calculus- 32 marks
Probability- 13

Section-B will comprise 15 marks students will need to answer following questions
Vectors- 5 marks
Three- dimensional geometry – 6 marks
Application of integrals- 4 marks

Or

Section-C
Application of calculus- 5 marks
Linear regression – 6 marks
Linear programming – 4 marks
Project workStudents have to make 2 projects one from section-A and one either from section-B or from Section-C. Project will be examineed by Subject teacher and a visitor. Then, it will be approved by council. Each project will comprise 10 marks.

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 Chemistry

Chemistry will also include two papers: theory and practical. Theory paper will be of 70 marks and practical paper will be of 30 marks.

Theory

Theory paper will include mainly 3 units and each will comprise different marks.

Unit- 1 (25 marks) will include the following topics.

  • Solid state
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Surface chemistry

Unit-2 (20 marks) will include the following topics.

  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • p -Block Elements
  • d -and f -Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds

Unit-3 (25 marks) will include the following topics.

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

Project work

Students will have to make a project and assessment, which will be examined by a visitor examiner and teacher. Then, it will be approved by the council. 

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 Physics

Physics will also have two papers: theory and practical. Theory will be 70 marks and practical will be 20 marks.

Theory

Theory paper will carry 70 marks and the following topics will be asked in the paper.

  • Electronic
  • Current electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and AlternatingCurrents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices

Project work

Students have to prepare a project and practice on a topic given by the teacher. It will be examined by a teacher and a visitor examiner, then, it will be approved by council. 

ISC Exam Pattern 2023 Biology

Biology will also have two papers: theory and practical. Theory will be of 70 marks and practical will be of 30 marks.

Theory

Theory paper will consist of 70 marks and students have no choice; they have to answer all the questions. Following topics will be included in the Theory exam.

Reproduction- 16 marks

Genetics and Evolution- 15 marks

Biology and Human Welfare- 14 marks

Biotechnology and its Applications- 10 marks

Ecology and Environment- 15 marks

Project work

Students have to prepare a project and practice on a topic given by the teacher. It will be examined by a teacher and a visitor examiner, then, it will be approved by the council. 

Also Read

  1. Which subject combinations are not allowed in ISC?

    Students are not allowed to choose following combinations:
    Physics with engineering science
    Geometrical & mechanical drawing with geometrical & building drawing.

  2. How can I check my latest ISC Exam Pattern 2023?

    Visit the official Website and check the sample papers and model papers to know the new ISC Exam Pattern 2023.

  3. What are the minimum passing marks for ISC Exam 2023 ?

    Students need to secure at least 35% ISC Passing marks to clear ISC Exam 2023.

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