The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board on Monday changed the marking scheme of its Class 12 examinations from 2016 onwards.

The marking scheme in both written and practical segment of Computer Science, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Indian Classical Music (Hindustani), Indian Classical Music (Carnatic style) and Western Music have been changed. The old "50 (theory) - 50 (practical)" pattern would be replaced by the new "70 (theory) - 30(practical)" scheme, the board said in a release.

The duration of both theory and practical examinations would be three hours each.

"Taking into consideration the requirements of the universities and that of the children these changes have been introduced. Every concerned school has been informed through circulars issued by the board and have been assigned the task to inform students and parents.," chief executive officer of CISCE, Gerry Arathoon said.

"The changes are applicable only for the 12th board examination," the statement read.

CISCE is a national level, private, board of school education in India that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 respectively.

Established in 1958, the board has 2,082 schools across India affiliated to it.