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ICSE History Question Papers 2019

  • About: CISCE stands for Council For the Indian School Certificate Examination. It Conducts the ICSE Examination across India. 

  • ICSE 10th Board has its head office situated in New Delhi India. One of the most sought-after board, it is deemed that the CISCE is one of the toughest board in India.

  • The Council has been so constituted as to secure suitable representation of: Government of India, State Governments and Union Territories in which there are Schools affiliated to the Council, the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public Schools' Conference, the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination and members co-opted by the Executive Committee of the Council.

  • Background: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) has been intended to give an examination in a course of general training, as per the proposals of the New Education Policy 1986 (India), through the medium of English.

  • It was associated with the French Board of Examination before 1986. The present secretary is Mr. Gary Arthoon whose mission and vision statement has made the second most sought-after board after CBSE.

  • Repute: It is one of the esteemed boards in India and its examination is viewed as the hardest in India. Though it has a wide syllabus where students can choose whether to take Science or Commerce stream.

  • ICSE 10th Board gives the option to choose between Mathematics and Economics in class 9 itself. This option is also given to choose an optional subject between Computer Applications, Economic Application, Art and commercial studies. 

  • The Council is prepared to give special consideration and make necessary arrangements in respect of candidates who are handicapped in any way, which might affect their performance in the ICSE (X) / ISC (XII) Examination.

  • When a candidate suffers some injury or bereavement or dire unforeseen circumstance which may adversely affect his or her performance in the examination, the Special Difficulty procedure is used.

  • A form is forwarded to the Council by the Head of the candidates’ school and the candidates’ examination answer script is then given special consideration by a committee before the issue of the results.

  • The Council’s committee does not give a "blanket" concession but treats every case on its merit.

  • FrequencyICSE 10th Board Exam is conducted once a year usually in the last week of February. Exam gets completed by the last week of March.

CISCE ICSE Sample Papers Highlights 2019:

Name of Board

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination 

Conducted by


Mode of exam


Duration of exam

3 hours

Maximum marks


Minimum marks


Type of questions

Short and long questions


Hindi, English

Negative Marking

No negative marking


Sample Papers

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