Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has deferred the Board Examinations for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Class 10th and Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class 12th in view of a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. The Board has informed that the final decision on new dates of examination will be taken by the 1st week of June this year.
The Board has informed that while the Class 12th examination will be conducted at a later date, the candidates for the ICSE-Class 10th examination have been given an option to either choose not to take the examinations at all or write the examination at a later date.
“We will closely monitor the situation and review it in the first week of June to take a final decision on the conduct of examination,” CISCE’s chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon said. said.
He also added that a fair and unbiased criterion will be developed to prepare the results for all those Class 10th Students who opt not to appear for the Board Examinations.
“While class 12 exams will be conducted at a later stage, class 10 students will get an option to either appear in offline exams later or get evaluated on basis of fair and unbiased criteria to be developed by board,” Arathoon added.
Earlier this week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had cancelled its class 10 board exams and deferred the class 12 board exams. The CISCE exams last year had been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Students were evaluated based on internal assessment.