Indian School Certificate Class 12 Exam
Indian School Certificate Class 12 Exam

ISC 12th Exam 2024: Dates, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus & Question Papers

ISC Class 12 Board Exam 2024: The CISCE board commenced the class 12th exams on February 12, in offline mode. The exams concluded on April 4, 2024. The ISC class 12 result has been declared on May 6, 2024.
ISC Class 12 Exam 2024

ISC Class 12 Exam 2024

ISC 12th Board Exam Date 2024: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) conducted the ISC class 12th board exams from February 12 to April 4, 2024, in pen-paper mode. Students who appeared for the examination can check and download their results through the official websites -, and, once released.

The board has released the ISC result 2024 on May 6, 2024 through a press conference. Students can download their results using their UID & Index number from the official website of CISCE. However, students will get their official marksheet only from the school administration after the declaration of the result.

ISC Class 12th Board Exam 2024

Interested students can check the highlights of the ISC 12th board exam 2024 in the table below:



Board Name

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)


Intermediate 12th

Official Website

Mode of Exam

Pen & Paper Mode



ISC Class 12 Chemistry Theory Paper 2024 Postponed Official Notice

Students can check the image of the official notice below:

ISC Class 12 Chemistry Theory Paper 2024 Postponed Official Notice

ISC Class 12th Board Exam 2024

Interested students can check the highlights of the ISC 12th board exam 2024 in the table below:

ISC 12th Date Sheet 2024

CISCE has released the date sheet for the ISC 12th exam 2023-24. Students can now check the date sheet on the official website. While checking the date sheet make sure you check the correct date of your chosen subject. 

Day & Dates Timings Subject/Paper Exam Duration
Monday, February 12, 2024 2.00 P.M. English - Paper 1 (English Language) 3 hrs.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 2.00 P.M. English - Paper 2 (Literature in English) 3 hrs.
Thursday, February 15, 2024 2.00 P.M. Commerce 3 hrs.
Friday, February 16, 2024 2.00 P.M. Geography
Electricity and Electronics Geometrical & Mechanical  Drawing
3 hrs.
3 hrs.
3 hrs.
Saturday, February 17, 2024 9.00 A.M Art Paper S (Crafts A) 3 hrs.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 2.00 P.M. Mathematics 3 hrs.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 2.00 P.M. Mass Media & Communication Fashion  Designing - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 his.
3 hi’s.
Friday, February 23, 2024 2.00 P.M. Economics
Biotechnology  - Paper 1 (Theory)
3 hrs.
3 hrs.
Monday, February 26, 2024 2.00 P.M. Chemistry - Paper  1  (Theory) (Postponed) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

2.00 P.M. Business Studies 3 hrs.
Friday, March 1, 2024 2.00 P.M. Indian  Languages  /  Modern   Foreign  Languages  /  Classical Languages 3 hrs.
Monday, March 4, 2024 2.00 P.M. Physics - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 2 (Drawing or Painting from  Nature) 3 hrs.
Thursday, March 7, 2024 2.00 P.M. History 3 hrs.
Monday, March 11, 2024 2.00 P.M. Accounts 3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 2.00 P.M.

Political Science

Thursday, March 14, 2024 9.00 A.M Art Paper 3 (Drawing or Painting from a Living Person)
Friday, March 15, 2024 2.00 P.M. Biology — Paper  1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Saturday, March 16, 2024 2.00 P.M. Legal Studies 3 hrs.
Monday, March 18, 2024 2.00 P.M. Computer Science - Paper 1 (Theory) 3 hrs.
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 9.00 A.M. Art Paper 4 (Original  Imaginative  Composition  in Colour) 3 hrs.
2.00 P.M. Indian  Music - Hindiistani - Paper  I  (Theory)
Indian Music - Carnatic - Paper  I  (Theory)
3 hrs.
3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 2.00 P.M. Sociology 3 hrs.
Thursday, March 21, 2024 2.00 P.M. Chemistry Theory Paper 1 (Rescheduled) 3 hrs.
Friday, March 22, 2024 2.00 P.M. Physical  Education

3 hrs.


Saturday, March 23, 2024 2.00 PM. Elective  English
Hospitality  Management
3 hrs.
3 hrs.
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 2.00 P.M. Psychology (Postponed) 3 hrs.
Thursday, March 28, 2024 9.00 A.M Art Paper  1  (Drawing  or Painting  from  Still  Life) 3 hrs.
Monday, April 1, 2024 2.00 P.M. Home Science - Paper  1  (Theory) 3 hrs.
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 2.00 PM. Environmental  Science - Paper  1  (Theory) 3 hrs.
Thursday, April 4, 2024 2.00 PM. Psychology (Re-scheduled) 3 hrs.

ISC 12th Admit Card 2024

CISCE releases the ISC 12th admit card at least 20-30 days before the scheduled exam date. The admit card must be mandatorily carried by the candidate to the exam centre. It must also be noted only students with a hard copy of the admit card will be allowed to take the examination. 

Once students have downloaded their admit card, they must verify all the details mentioned on it. In case there is any discrepancy on the admit card, students must report it to school authorities on an immediate basis. 

ISC 12th Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates preparing for the ISC 12th exam 2024 must have knowledge of the exam pattern. Understanding the ISC 12h exam pattern will allow candidates the exam structure, marking scheme, and types of questions asked in the examination. As per the official exam pattern released by CISCE, ISC Class 12 subjects are divided into three groups. Interested candidates can check the group-wise subjects in the table below:



Group I

English, History, Civics, Geography, Second Language (one/two)

Group II

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Mathematics, Commercial Studies, Economics, Environmental Science, A Classical Language, A Modern Foreign Language

Group III

Physical Education, Yoga, Cookery, Home Science, A Modern Foreign Language, Arts, Performing Arts, Computer Applications, Economic Applications, Commercial Applications, Fashion Designing, Technical Drawing Applications, Environmental Applications

Read More: ISC Class 12 Exam Pattern 2024

ISC 12th Syllabus 2024

CISCE releases the subject-wise syllabus PDFs for ISC 12th exam on its official website. Understanding syllabus is very important from an examination point of view as it helps candidates know the topics and subtopics from where questions will be asked in the examination. Interested candidates can check the syllabus for a few subjects below:




I. Drama: The Tempest - William Shakespeare

(Acts 3, 4 & 5)

II. Echoes: A Collection of ISC Short Stories

(Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi).

1. Fritz – Satyajit Ray

2. Quality – John Galsworthy

3. The Story of an Hour – Kate Chopin

4. The Singing Lesson – Katherine Mansfield

5. B. Wordsworth – V.S. Naipaul

III. Reverie: A Collection of ISC Poems (Evergreen

Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi)

1. The Darkling Thrush – Thomas Hardy

2. Birches – Robert Frost

3. The Dolphins – Carol Ann Duffy

4. John Brown – Bob Dylan

5. Dover Beach – Matthew Arnold 


1. Electrostatics 

2. Current Electricity

3. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

4. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

5. Electromagnetic Waves

6. Optics 18 Marks

7. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 12 Marks

8. Atoms and Nuclei

9. Electronic Devices 8 Marks

10. Communication Systems


1. Solid State

2. Solutions

3. Electrochemistry

4. Chemical Kinetics

5. Surface Chemistry

6. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

7. p -Block Elements

8. d -and f -Block Elements

9. Coordination Compounds

10. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

11. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

12. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

13. Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

14. Biomolecules

15. Polymers

16. Chemistry in Everyday Life


1. Reproduction 

2. Genetics and Evolution 

3. Biology and Human Welfare 

4. Biotechnology and its Applications 

5. Ecology and Environment


1. Relations and Functions 

2. Algebra 

3. Calculus 

4. Probability

5. Vectors 

6. Three-Dimensional Geometry 

7. Applications of Integrals

8. Application of Calculus 

9. Linear Regression 

10. Linear Programming


Section A –

1. Towards Independence and Partition: the Last Phase (1935-1947)

2. Establishment and Development of Indian Democracy (1947-1966)

3. Challenges to Indian Democracy (1964-1977)

4. Changing Face of the Indian Democracy (1977-1986)

5. India’s Foreign Policy

6. Movements for Women’s Rights 

Section B –

1. World War II

2. De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana & Kenya)

3. Cold War 1945-91 – origin, course, end and impact

4. Protest Movements

5. Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916-1993)


1. Physical Environment

2. Population and Human Settlements 

3. Resources of India and their Utilisation

4. Infrastructural Resources

5. Industries

6. Regional Economic Development

7. Map Work 

Political Science

Section A –

1. Forms of Government

2. Constitution 

3. Franchise and Representation

4. The Legislature 

5. The Executive

6. The Judiciary

Section B –

1. Indian Constitution

2. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

3. Local Self-Government

4. Democracy in India – a perspective of the challenges faced

Note: Candidates can download the ISC 12th Syllabus PDF for the subject of their choice.

ISC Board 12th Question Papers 

Candidates can get a sense of how the question paper is structured by the board by practising ISC 12th sample papers and question papers. Candidates can evaluate their competencies and weaknesses by solving these sample papers and question papers from prior years. Candidates must develop a thorough study plan after determining which subjects they are proficient in and which ones they need more practise with. 

To get the most out of them, interested students should try to practise ISC 12th sample questions in an exam-like setting after downloading them as PDF files.

ISC Class 12th Result 2024

CISCE releases the ISC 12th result after the successful conclusion of the exam. The ISC 12th result for the academic year 2023-24 will be released tentatively in May 2024. Once the result is released, candidates can download it from the official website using their UID & Index Number. 

The result is released in the form of a marksheet which contains details like the name of the candidate, school name, roll number, subjects and marks scored by them, and the final status of the result. Students must verify these details and report to the school authorities in case of any error.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the ISC 12th Exam 2023-24 going to be conducted?

ISC 12th board exam 2024 were conducted from February 12 and April 4, 2024. 

Who can appear for the ISC 12th Exam 2023-24?

Students who have completed their 11th standard from the ISC board are eligible to appear for the ISC 12th Exam 2023-24.

What is the registration process for the ISC 12th Exam 2024?

The registration process for the ISC 12th Exam 2024 varies from school to school. Students should contact their school authorities for details on the registration process.

What is the syllabus for the ISC 12th Exam 2024?

The syllabus for the ISC 12th Board Exam 2024 is available on the official website of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The syllabus has been revised by CISCE for the academic year 2023-24.

What is the exam pattern for the ISC 12th Exam 2024?

The exam pattern for ISC 12th Board Exam 2024 is similar to that of previous years. The exam will consist of theory papers and practical exams. The theory papers will be of 3 hours duration, and the practical exams will be conducted in the respective schools.

What is the passing criteria for the ISC 12th Exam 2024?

The passing criteria for the ISC 12th Board Exam 2024 is 35% marks in each subject.

What are the documents required to appear for the ISC 12th Exam 2024?

Students must carry their admit card and a valid ID proof, such as an Aadhaar card, voter ID card, or passport, to the exam hall.

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