New Delhi: The Indian Schools Certificate Examination Board postponed the ICSE and ISC board exams due to take place in May on Friday amid a rising covid-19 situation in the country.
The board will review the situation in the first week of June and decide on future dates based on the situation on the ground, said Gerry Arathoon, director general and secretary of the CISCE board. While the board will organize the exam for class 12 (ISC) after reviewing the situation, students in class 10 (ICSE) will have the option to take an exam with the ISC exam schedule or choose to be reviewed. by a treat.
“In light of the nationwide spike in COVID 19 cases, SCRC has decided to postpone examinations of the CFSI and ISC boards scheduled for May 4,” a board notification read.
The Covid-19 situation will be closely monitored and the adjournment of the exams “will be reviewed, and a final decision on the conduct of the jury’s examination will be made by the first week of June 2021”.
While the Class 12 exam will take place at a later date, Class 10 applicants “will have the following option to take the exam offline, with Class 12 applicants or not to take the exam. offline.
If the candidates of class 10 choose this second option, the “CISCE will develop a fair and impartial criterion while preparing the result of these candidates”, specified the jury.
At least 207,902 students from 2,341 schools in India overseas attended the ICSE board exam in 2020. For the ISC exam, more than 1,125 schools are affiliated to the board.
The surge in coronavirus cases has prompted the central government and the state government to rethink exams ahead of the peak entry season for school and higher education. The central government-run CBSE canceled the class 10 council exam and postponed the 12 class council on Wednesday.
Likewise, at least nine other school boards, including state boards in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, have postponed or canceled board exams. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Council has also canceled class 12 exams for its affiliated schools in India.