CISCE Publications


Hello people!

You may have heard your friends or teachers talking about going through the Pupils’ Analysis or Specimen Question Papers issued by the CISCE. Well, in our opinion, it’s imperative that you go through both of these.

The Analysis of Pupil Performance published by the Council every year for ICSE as well as ISC gives the suggested/sample/model answers that examiners are looking for in a student’s answer sheet, regarding the past year’s exam paper. Here, teachers who have corrected last year’s answer sheets of students provide their inputs to help fellow teachers and students improve their performance. It shows how one should write his/her answers during the exam, the format, the relevant points to include, the diagrams which one should include, etc. Please do go through the analysis! It will give you a clear insight regarding where students make mistakes and how you can avoid them.

Further, the Specimen Question Papers are also helpful as they give an idea regarding the question paper pattern/format, style of questions asked, etc.

You will find both of these at the following link:

http://cisce.org/publications.aspx

I was unaware of the Pupils’ Analysis during my tenth grade (ICSE), but it helped me much during my twelfth grade (ISC) and I highly recommend you check it out at least once. As I had scanned through the Specimen Papers before my exams when I was in tenth grade, I had felt that a couple questions were asked from the Specimen Paper during my Board exam, but I hadn’t tallied both papers (the actual and the specimen) to check for sure. So, don’t take these lightly! You’ll learn much by going through these two publications by the Council.

 

Also, spread the word about them to fellow classmates and friends who may not be aware of them! 🙂

Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps (NOTES)


Source: https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj90enurrbKAhWOVo4KHdYhBUEQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fa%2Ftges.org%2Fgeo-jaydeep%2Fstd-10-geography%2Ftopographical-maps%2Fsample-answer-key-for-45d-10-map&psig=AFQjCNGuU3EAN0sY5W41O7-SFjLfp9M2-A&ust=1453309732151234

On a reader’s request, here is a website (http://brhectorsgeoworld.blogspot.in) written by Mr. BR Hector Pinto, a Geography teacher at Don Bosco ICSE School, Chitradurga, which  gives the thorough basics to solving a topography map.  It also has solved questions and answers regarding topography. Do check out the following posts! You will definitely find it easier to solve a toposheet after reading these:

 

A1INTRODUCTION TO TOPOSHEETS-45D/7 AND 45D/10

A2 TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY MAPS=part 1

A3 SIGNIFICANCE OF COLORS IN TOPOSHEETS

A3A-IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS ON TOPOSHEETS

A4 INTERPRETING TOPO SHEETS – PART 2

 

A5 TOPOSHEET – EXERCISE 2

A6 SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ON TOPOSHEETS

 

A6A-more explanation on toposheet

A6B-TOPOSHEET EXPLAINED

 

A7 TOPOSHEET – EXERCISE 1

A8 TOPOSHEETS – EXERCISE 3

A9 TOPOSHEETS – EXERCISE 4

ANSWERS FOR THE TOPOSHEET TEST

B1 Tired of practising toposheets???? No????? try this one -EXERCISE 5

B2 EXERCISE 6- toposheet for practice- have fun

B3 PRACTICE TOPOSHEET -1

B4-Why dont you try to answer these ?

B5-LET US SEE THE ANSWERS

B6-CHECK THIS TOPOSHEET

 

I hope you find this useful! Much thanks to Mr. Pinto for taking the time and effort to share his notes and tips! 🙂

Hindi: Useful Websites


As per readers’ requests, here are a few YouTube links to notes for Hindi:

 

Audio-visual Question and Answer Revision:

Gadya Sankalan: Usaki Maa

Chandragupta Vikramaditya Part II

Ekanki Suman: Mel Milap

 

Hindi Grammar:

Nirdheshanusar Vakya Banaye

 

Here’s a link to their YouTube channel. They also have a couple audio-visual videos for Geography: Water Resources, Civics: The Surpreme Court, and History: Mahatma Gandhi and the National Movement

 

Do check them out! 🙂

 

Geography: How to Solve Topographical Maps: Full Course (Notes Part 2)


On a reader’s request, here is a website (http://icsehelp-resources.blogspot.in) written by Saurav Krishnan, which perfectly gives the basics to solving a topography map.  It also has solved questions and answers regarding topography. Please go through it! You will definitely find it easier to solve a toposheet after reading the following posts:

Chapter 1 – Fundamentals of Maps

Chapter 2-Profiles Of Survey Maps 45/D7 and 45/D10

Chapter 3- Interpretation of Topographical Maps

Interpreting Toposheets

Interpreting Toposheets -2

Revision -Important Toposheet definitions

Indian Topographic Maps (out of syllabus)

Some Common Questions Based On Toposheets

I apologize to the reader who requested this for taking so long. I hope you find this useful! Thank you for your patience and keep visiting! 🙂

Computer Students: Check out this blog!


Hey there! I was browsing through WordPress and came across this blog on Java. Since I didn’t take Computer as a subject myself and am not able to provide tips on the same, I thought readers would be interested to know that there is a blog made exclusively for Java students. As it states in its tagline, the blog has solved Java programs based on the I.C.S.E. syllabus. Here’s the link:

JFS :: Java for Students 

Do check it out! 🙂