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This is What You Need to Know about ICSE Class 12 Exams 2023

By Shiwani PandeySeptember 07, 2022
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The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) conducts the ICSE Class 10 & 12 board exams for students across the nation. It is one of the toughest and most challenging competitive board exams in India.

According to the latest developments, CISCE is soon expected to release the ICSE Class 12 Board exam 2023 timetable. Students can expect the exam dates by November 2022 and visit the official website of CISCE ( to download the date sheets for the ICSE 12th Class Board exam 2023. ICSE 12th Timetable 2023 includes the exam dates, timings, and the venue of ICSE board exams.

Please note, in the year 2022, CISCE conducted two exams, i.e. Semester 1 and Semester 2, for both classes 10th and 12th. However, for 2023, this policy has been revised by the board, and it has been decided by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to conduct ICSE and ISC board exams 2023 once a year. 

It must be noted by all the students who will be preparing for the ICSE Class 12 board exam 2023 that the exams will be held in a single shift only. Go through the below information to get the full information about the ICSE Class 12 Board Exam 2023 to prepare a study routine.

All You Need to Know about ICSE Board Class 12 Exams 2023

Also Read: ICSE Class 10 Exam 2023 Time Table

ICSE 12th 2023 Highlights 

Given below are the important highlights related to the ICSE Board Class 12 Exam 2023. Take a look!

Name of the Board Authority 

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

Name of the Exam

ICSE Board Class 12 Exams 2023

Official website of CISCE

Starting of the Class 12 Board Exam CISCE

March 2023 (Tentative)

End of Class 12 Board Exam CISCE

April 2023 (Tentative)


All over India

ICSE Class 12 Board Exam Pattern - List of Subjects

ICSE Class 12th board exam timetable will be soon released by the board on the official website. To prepare for the board exams, students can refer to the below-mentioned table.

Name of the Subject

Exam Date

English - Paper 1 (English Language)

March 2023


March 2023

Elective English, Hospitality Management, Indian Music - Hindustani - Paper 1 (Theory), Indian Music - Carnatic - Paper 1 (Theory), Western Music - Paper 1 (Theory)

March 2023

English - Paper 2 (Literature in English)

March 2023


March 2023

Mass Media & Communication, Fashion Designing - Paper 1 (Theory)

March 2023


March 2023


March 2023

Chemistry (Paper 1) Theory

March 2023

Home Science - Paper 1 (Theory)

March 2023

Physics - Paper 1 (Theory)

March 2023


March 2023

Biology – Paper 1 (Theory)

March 2023


March 2023

Political Science

March 2023


March 2023

Computer Science (Paper 1) Theory

March 2023

Physical Education - Paper 1 (Theory)

March 2023

Legal Studies

March 2023

Indian Languages / Modern Foreign Languages / Classical Languages

March 2023

Business Studies

March 2023

Biotechnology (Paper 1) Theory, Environmental Science - Paper 1(Theory)

March 2023

Geography, Geometrical & Mechanical Drawing, Electricity and Electronics

March 2023

Steps to Download ICSE Board Class 12 Exams 2023 Timetable

Students can download the ICSE Class 12th exam timetable 2023 from the official website. Here are the steps:

  • Go to the official website of the CISCE Board -

  • Click on the link “ICSE 12th Time Table 2023

  • The board exam timetable will appear on your screen.

  • Download the timetable and take out a print for future reference. 

ICSE Board Class 12 Exams 2023 - Subject-wise Preparation Tips

Students should start solving last year’s question papers and mock tests from the beginning of the academic session. This will help them clear their concepts and hone their weak areas.

Take a look at the subject-wise ICSE Exam Class 12 preparation tips that will help you score well.


All the students in Science stream must reserve at least a month for revision of all the important chapters & topics. Here are a few ICSE Board Class 12 Science Exam preparation tips but first, take a look at the list of important topics which students with science stream (Both PCM & PCB) can follow. 


  • Force, Work, Energy & Power

  • Light

  • Sound

  • Heat

  • Electricity and Magnetism 

  • Modern Physics 


  • Commercial Mathematics 

  • Algebra

  • Geometry 

  • Trigonometry 

  • Statistics 

  • Probability 


  • Periodic properties

  • Chemical bonding

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Electrolysis 

  • Study of Compounds 


  • Basic biology 

  • Plant Physiology

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Physical Health and Hygiene

Tips for Science Preparation

  • Make a timetable and perform frequent revision

  • Understand the concept better

  • Use flashcards to learn derivations, formulae, and equations. Practice them again and again. 

  • Don’t skip the steps while solving problems

  • Solve previous year's question papers and mock tests

  • Diagrams, flowcharts and binomial nomenclature require multiple readings and a thorough understanding.


Students in the commerce stream often find it difficult to prepare for the exam due to the vast range of subjects such as Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics etc. Students have to deal with practical questions, theoretical as well as diagrams but with the right study plan & time-management, applicants can score well. Here are the preparation tips:

Tips For Commerce Preparation

  • Solve previous year question-papers and mock tests for better understanding

  • Prepare for the chapters like Company Accounts, Cash Flow Statements and Partnership firms as they carry maximum weightage

  • Prepare case studies and opinion-based questions like, “Do you agree with this statement?”

  • Read topic wise chapters and make notes of important topics

  • Understand the formulas well. Make flash cards

  • Revise diagrams in both Macro and Micro Economics

  • Practice curves for supply, demand, elasticity etc.


This stream includes subjects like English, History & Political Science. Here are a few areas that Humanities students should focus on to revise their course and score well in the exam.

Tips For Humanities Preparation

  • Stay updated with the current affairs especially in terms of national & international politics. For example, regional aspirations and conflicts, rise of new social movements and recent developments

  • Reading the newspaper or watching the news is a good idea.

  • Solve mock tests and previous year's question papers

  • Brush up all the questions related to composition, letter, unseen passage, and grammar.

  • Focus on the important components of maps, and sequences of events etc.

Now you know everything about the ICSE Board Class 12 Exam 2023. If you have any query, you can go to the official website of the CISCE Board ( Students can take help from this time table and start preparing for the exam to shine.

FAQs on This is What You Need to Know about ICSE Class 12 Exams 2023

1. How can I check my latest ISC Exam Pattern 2023?

Students can visit the official site of CISCE and check the exam pattern.

2. When will the ICSE class 12th date sheet 2023 be released?

The ICSE 12th date sheet 2022 will most likely be released in November or December 2022.

3. How will ICSE 2023 timetable Class 12 be released?

ICSE Class 12th board exams 2023 timetable will be released online on