ICSE Board: Semester 2 Exams, Syllabus, Specimen Paper & Result

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education 2022 ( ICSE )

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ICSE Board Exams 2021-22: Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has successfully conducted the ICSE Class 10 exams. They were scheduled from April 25 to May 23. The ICSE Class 10 Result will be released in July. The semester 2 Result for ICSE Class 10 exam will be released at cisce.org and results.cisce.org and the students will be able to check their ICSE Sem 2 result 2022 using their UID and Index number. Class 10 ICSE result 2022 will also be made available at the CAREERS portal of the Council and through SMS. 
The Council had released the ICSE 10th result 2021-22 for Sem 1 exams earlier on February 7, 2022, at 10 am. 

The Semester 1 exams were conducted between November 29 and December 16, 2021, in offline mode. The questions asked in ICSE 10th 1st-semester exams 2021-22 were in MCQ format while semester 2 exams included subjective/objective questions. 

About ICSE

CISCE conducts the ICSE 10th exams every year. The ICSE examinations are usually conducted in February/March every year. However, this year, ICSE exam will be conducted in April and May months. All students who have cleared class 9th from schools affiliated to CISCE can apply for the ICSE 10th exams. The Council prescribes the ICSE syllabus, exam pattern. Students must also practice the previous years' question papers for better preparation for the exams. The admit card is issued to students 15-20 days before the examinations. This year too, the Board has continued to stay with the reduced ICSE syllabus owing to the pandemic situation. However, the Class 10 Board exams will be conducted in two semesters. Semester 1 in November/December and Semester 2 in April.

From 2022-23, the Council has decided to go back to its earlier norm of conducting the board exams annually, i.e, once at the end of the academic session. The Council has also revised the syllabus in select subjects.

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ICSE 10th Exam 2022 - Highlight



Full Name of Exam

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education

Short Exam Name

ICSE 10th

Conducting Body

Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year (This year, the exam is conducted in two semesters)

Exam Level


Exam Duration

1.5 Hours (90 Minutes)

ICSE 10th Exam 2022 – Important Dates

The table below lists the various important dates related to ICSE class 10 exams 2022. Students must refer to the calendar regularly to not miss any important event.

Important dates of ICSE Exam 2022



Release of ICSE Semester 1 timetable 2022

October 22, 2021 

Admit card for exams


ICSE Semester 1 Examination

29-Nov-2021 to 16-Dec-2021

ICSE 10th result of Semester 1 exams

07-Feb-2022 at 10 am


ICSE Term 2 Date sheet 2021-22 to be released 

March 3, 2022* (Announced)

ICSE Term 2 exams to be conducted

April 25 to May 23, 2022

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ICSE 10th Time Table 2022

CISCE has released the ICSE 10th Time Table 2022 on March 3, 2022. Later on March 4, the board has revised previously announced time table. As per the revised date sheet, ICSE 10th exams are scheduled from April 25 to May 23. Earlier, the board has informed the media that ICSE 10th time table 2022 will be released after JEE Main 2022 notification. Board has released a detailed timetable for Semester 2 Exam 2022 on the official website. Students can click on the time table link below to check the detailed exam schedule. 

The council had released the ICSE 10th Semester 1 time table 2022 on September 8 on the official website. The examinations were scheduled between November 15 and December 6 in offline mode. The ICSE time table mentions the exam dates and timings for all subjects. Students can check the complete timetable by clicking on the link provided and plan their studies accordingly.

ICSE 10th Admit Card 2022

The Council releases the hall tickets for ICSE 2022 on the official website 15-20 days before the exams. Students appearing for the board exams must collect their ICSE admit cards from school and secure them till the announcement of the ICSE 10th result 2022. It is advised that they get 2-3 photocopies of the admit card. It is important to carry the ICSE hall ticket on exam days. No student will be allowed to sit for the exam without it. 

ICSE 10th Syllabus 2022

It is important to know the complete syllabus of different subjects before beginning with the preparation of the ICSE 10th examinations. This year, the syllabus has been divided into two parts. Term 1 exams cover 50 per cent of the syllabus while Term 2 exams cover the rest 50 per cent. The syllabus mentions all the chapters and topics to be covered for the exam. Students must try and cover the entire syllabus of ICSE 2022 to obtain good marks in the exam. After finishing the syllabus, the students must also keep time for revision. Click on ICSE 10th syllabus 2022 to get the complete syllabus for subjects. The Council has also reduced the ICSE syllabus for the academic year 2021-22 in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic.

ICSE 10th Exam Pattern 2022

Students must go through the ICSE class 10 exam pattern. It makes one familiar with the marking scheme, duration of the exam, chapter-wise distribution of marks, types of questions asked in the exam, etc. One can plan on 'which questions to answer first and 'completing the paper timely' upon knowing the exam pattern of ICSE 10th. This year, the council has decided to conduct ICSE 10h board exams twice- Term 1 and 2. Term 1 will include only MCQs while term 2 exams will have both objective and subjective questions. The timings of the term 1 exams is 1-1.5 hours.

ICSE 10th Question Papers of previous years

The Council has released the specimen question papers of the current and previous years' on its official website. It is important that students solve, practice and analyze the previous years' question papers as it gives an idea of the kind of questions asked in the exam, the difficulty level of the paper, etc. It is suggested that students solve the ICSE question papers within the stipulated time for better practice.

ICSE Preparation 2022

Students preparing to appear for the ICSE 2022 examinations must be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern. They must make notes of all the important points while studying. These can be referred to during revision. It is important to get all the doubts cleared as early as possible to get all the basics clear. For more on ICSE preparation, click on the link provided.

ICSE 10th Result 2022

CISCE will release the Semester 2 Result in July. The Council had announced the ICSE Term 1 Result 2021-22 on February 7, 2022, at 10 am on the official website. Students can check their ICSE class 10 result 2022 using their roll number here. The result and mark sheet mentions the marks scored in different subjects by the student. Here are the steps to check the ICSE Result:

  • Visit the official website or click on the link provided above
  • Click on ICSE Result 2022
  • Enter the Course Code, Candidate UID, Index number, and the Captcha Code
  • Submit details
  • The Result will appear on the screen
  • Save and download it

In 2021, the council had released the ICSE result 2021 for improvement/compartment exams on October 1, 2021. The ICSE Result was announced on July 24 on the official website.

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The result statistics for ICSE 2021 are given below:

ICSE Result 2021 Statistics

  • Overall pass percentage: 99.98 
  • Total students - 2,19,499
  • Total boys appeared - 1,18,846 or 54.14%
  • Total girls appeared - 1,00,653 or 45.86%

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ICSE 10th Exams 2022 FAQs 

Q: What is the meaning of ICSE?

A: ICSE refers to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education. This class is equivalent to class 10.

Q: What are the passing marks?

A: The minimum marks to pass the ICSE 10th exams 2022 are 33 per cent in every subject and 33 per cent in aggregate.

Q: Can I pursue ICSE 10th from distance mode?

A: No, the ICSE board is available only in regular mode.

Q: How can I apply for ICSE 10th exams?

A: You can apply for ICSE 10th exams by taking admission in a CISCE affiliated school.

Q: How many candidates appeared for the ICSE exam?

A: According to reports, as many as 1,75,299 candidates appeared for the ICSE Board exam last year.

Q: What was the highest percentage obtained in the ICSE Board exam last year and who was the topper?

A: In the last year’s ICSE Board exam, the highest percentage of 99.60 per cent was obtained by two students, Juhi Rupesh Kajaria and Manhar Bansal.

Q: What is the difficulty level of the ICSE exam?

A: The difficulty level of the ICSE Board exam is considered to be quite tough, especially if compared to the difficulty level of other board exams. Hence, students must prepare accordingly for the ICSE exam.

Q: When will the Board release the ICSE time table 2022?

A: CISCE has released the ICSE Semester 2 time table 2022 on March 3 on the official website. The examinations are scheduled from April 25 to May 23. 

Q: Is it compulsory to pass in all subjects in ICSE?

A: ICSE students have six subjects and have to pass in English and any four of the other five subjects to get the pass certificate. 

Q: If a student has passed all subjects in the ICSE examination, can he/she reappear in one or two subjects to improve grades?

A: Yes, a student may reappear in one or more subjects subsequent to obtaining a Pass Certificate in the ICSE examination. A Supplementary Pass Certificate will be awarded thereafter to a candidate on successful performance in subject/s in which the reappearance has been undertaken.

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Is it okay to take admission in CBSE+1 with medical after passing 10th from ICSE board?

Reply to Dhaman Preet

Susmipriya Gunasekaran

Contributor-Level 7

a month ago

Yes. There is no problem in taking the same.

Is class 10 reduced syllabus has come out of the year 2022 -2023?

Reply to Shikha

Himanshu Meena

Contributor-Level 7

a month ago

No dear in reduction of syllabus of class 10.

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