Jamshedpur, Feb 27: With throbbing heart beats and pulsating nerves students of the city participated in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination began here on Thursday. Nervousness ruled the campus as students made last minutes revision and discussions with their classmates. Over 4,000 students from various ICSE schools are participating in the examinations. The first day’s paper was English language.
Candidates failing to clear the exams this year will get a second chance by taking compartmental tests, which will be held in July. The results will be published in August. But only those candidates, who will fail to pass in only one subject, other than English, in the main exams can avail of the opportunity.
The CISCE has banned digital watches and electronics gadgets inside exam halls.
The students appearing for the ICSE examination (class 10th) said that the questions were straightforward however the paper was lengthy due to which they had to struggle to complete the paper on time.
“I felt that the paper was quite easy but it was a bit lengthy. However, length does not matter as long as you know the answers,” said a student of DBMS.
School authorities informed said that special arrangements have been made for the 10th and 12th examination. A flying squad has been constituted to keep a vigil look on the examination process. The exams will continue till March end and the results are expected to be declared in the second week of May.
Principals of the schools also felt that the first day of the paper was satisfactory and students looked contended after answering the papers. Though the first timers, answering ICSE were quite nervous, things became easier once they started answering.