How to Calculate Percentage in ICSE Board

How to Calculate Percentage in ICSE Board

ICSE Percentage Calculation Pattern- We have found that students are very confused on how ICSE board exams percentage is calculated. That is why, in this article, we will tell how ICSE Class 10 board exams percentage should be calculated. We will also tell you how colleges and companies calculate your board exam percentage.

ICSE Specimen Paper 2018

How is Class 10th ICSE Board Percentage Calculated

In ICSE Class 10, there are ten subjects. But you have to reduce them into 6 main heads.

  • English language and English literature are regarded as only English. English marks are average of these two subjects.
  • Biology, Chemistry and physics are regarded as Science
  • History and Geography are regarded as Social Science
  • Apart from these, other main subjects are Commerce, Hindi/ Regional language (second language) and Math.

Out of these six subjects, while calculating the percentage, you can not skip English marks (it is compulsory) and best four of remaining five subjects. This is also known as the best five system.

How to Score Good Marks in 10th Board Exams

Example of Percentage Calculation in ICSE Board

Suppose following are your marks in different subjects

  • English- 90
  • Hindi- 80
  • Math – 95
  • Science – 89
  • Social Studies -93
  • Third Language (6th subject)- 99

Total Marks- 546/600

However since marks in Hindi are lowest, while calculating percentage, we will not include it. So your total marks are

Total Marks – 466/500

Actual ICSE Percentage – 93.2%

Note – The group 3 subjects like technical drawing, physical education, computer applications, cookery, yoga etc can not be included in 5 subjects.

ICSE 2018 Syllabus Pdf

What ICSE Percentage should I write in Resume

In resume, you can write best of five percentage. You should include English marks, while calculating percentage.

How do Colleges Calculate ICSE Percentage

If you are taking science stream after class 10, then the school authorities will include science marks while calculating your class 10 percentage. Coaching centres will ask for individual marks in the subjects concerning them.

For colleges after class 12, they do not care about your class 10 marks. They only ask for class 12 marks.

How do Companies Calculate ICSE Percentage

As far as I know, only IT companies ask you to mention your class 10 marks. Many a times, companies mention the format, in which you have to calculate your percentage. But if nothing is mentioned, then you have to mention percentage based on best of five subjects. You can exclude any one subject you want.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. Thank u for your explanation it helped me a lot.
    But confusion is still with group 3 subject which my son has taken as computer application. Won’t those marks include in his best 5?

  2. We study home science in our school. Is it a group 3 subject?
    If yes , then we are left with only 5 compulsory subjects excluding home science.
    Am I correct in my conclusion?.
    What is the minimum marks to be scored in home science so that I can concentrate on five main subjects to score good marks? Kindly clarify

  3. Today the school has informed the students that for best of 5..u cannot include the group 3 subject. Whereas u have mentioned that it can be included. Please clarify… The group 3 subjects included Techical drawing, Physical Education, Computer applications, Cookery, yoga etc..
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  4. Today the school has informed the students that for best of 5..u cannot include the group 3 subject. Whereas u have mentioned that it can be included. Please clarify… The group 3 subjects included Techical drawing, Computer applications, Cookery, yoga etc..

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