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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MSP School

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear. To be successful, get to the other side of fear.” That was Malappuram’s message to its children who fought an international junior team in the finals of the Subroto Cup football championship held in Delhi on Monday.
The children of Malabar Special Police (MSP) School, Malappuram, literally got to the other side of fear and scored two goals against Ukraine’s FC Dynamo Kyiv.
They became the first team to score a goal against the mighty Kyiv but that was not enough to lift the cup.
The MSP School lost to the foreign giants 5-2. But the Malappuram boys not only made history by asserting their football prowess in the Subroto Cup but also gave the entire State proud moments to celebrate.
Win or no win, the MSP campus ruptured into revelry on Monday morning. Local crowds too joined the students and teachers of the school to watch the match live on giant screens erected at the MSP community hall.
The happiness on the MSP campus was apparently infectious.
Every police personnel of the MSP camp, including its Commandant and former international footballer U. Sharafali, looked upbeat on Monday.
“They did us proud. They did the entire State proud,” said Sharafali.
It was the first time a Kerala team played the finals of the Subroto Cup in its 54-year history. No team from Kerala had advanced beyond the quarterfinals before.
The MSP is planning to accord a grand welcome to its boys who will return from Delhi on Thursday.

Inter school cultural competition

Inter school fete on October 5

SBOA Public Senior Secondary School, South Chittoor, will conduct an inter school cultural competition “Bhoomika-2012” at its premises, on October 5 and 6.

The fest comprises several interesting contests to tap the creative potential of students. The contests include Rock N Roll, Fairy Land, Malayalam folk song, Mehandi designing, Quiz and Street play.


VISIO 2012, the interschool extravaganza of art and sports organised by Chavara Darsan CMI Public School is all set to be held on October 5 and 6 in the school premises.
The programme features a lot of events including quiz, power point presentation, western dance, group dance, mime, drawing and painting, street play, basketball, hockey, and badminton.
The events are open to all CBSE, ICSE, and State-syllabus schools. Except for painting and drawing all contests are team events.


Scores of students and job aspirants seem to be turning towards the banking industry as the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has stated that banks would recruit close to 7.5 lakh people in the next five years. Experts and banking professionals state that banking would be the most favoured career destination in the next few years because of the large number of job opportunities.
The IBPS is an autonomous body that conducts the Common Written Exams once every six months and provides a gateway for students to get placed in various banks such as Axis Bank, Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, and Central Bank of India. Almost all banks except the State Bank of India and its five associate banks conduct their recruitments based on this test.
The banks hire people for various posts, including clerical officers, probationary officers and middle management. According to the statistics on the IBPS website, the organisation has been able to fill 79,236 vacancies in 2010-2011.
Explaining the procedure, K. P. Muralidhar, General Manager of Syndicate Bank, said that all the registered candidates are first expected to take up the Common Written Examinations and are given a score based on their performance. “Each bank has a different cut-off mark for the interview. Students who score well are eligible to sit for the interview which is conducted by individual banks separately. ”
Mr. Muralidhar pointed out that this system is advantageous to the banks as well as the students. Bank employers said that the common test helps them save time as each bank does not have to conduct its own examination. This option is also beneficial to the students as it helps them save time and prevents them the trouble of taking up several examinations.
However, bank officials said that there is low awareness about the pattern of the exam among the youngsters in Karnataka. Only a small percentage of the applicants are recruited in the State when compared to neighbouring States like Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Coaching centre experts stress on the need for the youngsters to prepare themselves thoroughly to score well in the examinations.
Vijaya R., Director, Aditi Career Academy, who coaches students for these exams said that understanding the procedure and hard work are extremely essential for students to clear the exams. “Apart from that, students should also read books and newspapers to enhance their general knowledge. It is important for students to pay special attention to reasoning, English and mathematics.”
Marks card
Ms. Vijaya said that the exams are conducted four times in a year for clerical posts, and twice in a year for the post of officers and for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). “Students who have passed SSLC, Pre-University and degree, between the age group of 18 and 28, can appear for the exams. After appearing for the CWE, the IBPS will give a marks card, which will be valid for a period of one year. Meanwhile, the candidates, with the help of the marks card, can apply for jobs in as many as 19 PSU banks and get employed after appearing the interview.”
Ramesh, who has been coaching youths for the bank exams in Bijapur, said, “Reading national newspapers is very essential as it helps the youths to gain general knowledge and keep themselves abreast of the day-to-day developments taking place in the world and it also improves their English.”
The next set of exams is expected to be scheduled in November and further details can be obtained by logging on to
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Monday, October 1, 2012

CISCE - Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

CISCE stands Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. It is a non-government board that imparts education at the school level. It conducts exams for the SSC (called the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Exam) and the HSC (known as the Indian School Certificate Exam).

The CISCE was set up in 1956 at the meeting of the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education. A proposal was adopted for the setting up of an Indian Council to administer the Local Examination Syndicate of the University of Cambridge in India.

The Ethos of the Council

  • Trust and fair play
  • Minimum monitoring
  • Allow schools to evolve own niche - progressive institution
  • Needs of the children - renew their objectives
  • Freedom to experiment with new ideas and practices - The Schools must continuously evolve - 'You won't skid if you stay in a rut'
  • Diversity and plurality - the basic strength for evolution of idea.
  • Schools to motivate pupil towards the cultivation of:
  • Excellence - The Indian experience
  • Values - Spiritual and cultural - to be the bed rock of the educational experience
  • Schools to have 'Indian Ethos' and strong roots in the national psyche. Be sensitive to national aspiration.
  • Be sensitive to national aspiration.
  • The Work

The COUNCIL was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate to ensure that itsexaminations become adapted to the educational needs of the country and assign the ultimate control of the same on the COUNCILThe COUNCIL was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 19 December, 1967. The objects of the Council is educational, and includes the promotion of science, literature, the fine arts and the diffusion of useful knowledge by conducting school examination through the medium of English. The Council exists solely for educational purposes and not for purposes of profit. 

CISCE Examination Types

The CISCE is a non-government board that conducts school level examinations in India. Two main types of exams conducted by the CISCE are:

  •  ICSE: The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination is an examination conducted by the CISCE for Class 10. It has been designed to provide a course in general education, as per the recommendations in the New Education Policy (1986) through the medium of English. A candidate may appear for the exam if his institute is affiliated to the CISCE. The CISCE does not allow private candidates to sit for the ICSE exam.

    Candidates must study all the subjects in group I, select any 2 subjects from group II and any one subject from group III. To know the marking scheme and the subjects under these groups. In all subjects other than Science and Computers, candidates must submit compulsory coursework assignments. In Science and Computers, 20% of the marks are for the laboratory work.

    In subjects where there is more than one paper, the mark in the subject is calculated by taking the average of all papers in the subject. Candidates appearing for the examination have to study sevensubjects, with anywhere from 1 to 3 papers in each subject. This makes for a total of 8-12 papers, depending on the subjects.
  • 2) ISC: The Indian School Certificate (ISC) is an examination conducted by the CISCE for Class 12. The Examination has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986 (India), through the medium of English. Candidates, therefore, have to attempt the subjects of English and Environmental Education, and, must also attempt three, four or five other subjects that may be chosen by them from a wide range ofsubjects. A candidate may appear for the exam if his institute is affiliated to the CISCE. The CISCE does not allow private candidates to sit for the ISC exam. Indian School Certificate is treated as equivalent to Senior Examination of the University of Scotland. This means that students will no longer be required to obtain ‘A’ level qualifications or complete bridging courses, while seeking entry to Universities in the UKand other overseas Universities in the Commonwealth.

CISCE ICSE Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of ICSE (CISCE Class 10) is given below:

Group 1 is Compulsory for all
Students may select any 2 subjects from group 2 and any 1 subject from group 3.

Group 1:
S. No. Subject NamePercentage  Marks - External Exam Percentage  Marks- Internal Exam
1 English 80% 20%

A Second Language 80% 20%
3 History, Civicsand Geography 80% 20%
4 Environmental Education  80%  20%

Group 2:
 S. No Subject Name Percentage Marks - External ExamPercentage  Marks- Internal Exam
 1 Mathematics80%20%

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)80%20%
 3 Economics80%20%
 4 Commercial Studies80%20%
 5 Technical Drawing80%20%
 6 A Modern Foreign Language80%20%
 7 A Classical Language80%20%
Computer Science
Environmental Science
 10 Agricultural Science80%20%

Group 3:

  S. No Subject Name Percentage  Marks- External Exam Percentage  Marks- Internal Exam
 1 ComputerApplications 50% 50%
 2 Economic Applications 50% 50%
 3  Commercial Applications 50% 50%
 4 Art 50% 50%
 5 Performing Arts 50% 50%
 6 Home Science 50% 50%
 7 Cookery 50% 50%
 8 Fashion Designing 50% 50%
 9 Physical Education  50% 50%
10 Yoga 50% 50%
11 Technical DrawingApplications 50% 50%
12 Environmental Applications 50% 50%
13 A Modern Foreign Language  50% 50%


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