ICSE board cancels Class 10 exams amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country

ICSE board cancels Class 10 exams amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country
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  • After CBSE and IB, Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board has decided to call off the board exams for Class 10 as COVID-19 cases are spiking in the country.
  • The board has not shared the criteria on which class 10 students would be marked but the board has asked schools to start with the admission process for Class 11.
  • The status of ISC Class 12 examinations remains the same, as per the circular dated April 16.
After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB), the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board has decided to call off the board exams for Class 10 as COVID-19 cases are spiking in the country. “The options given in the earlier circular dated 16 April 2021, now stands withdrawn” said a circular, dated April 19, from the CISCE board.

Class 10 students were given an option to choose the mode of their examination, i.e to appear physically for exams or evaluated on the basis of “objective criterion”, as per the previous orders. Now, all the Class 10 ICSE board students will be evaluated on the basis of “objective criterion.”

However, the board has not shared the criterion on basis of which Class 10 students will be marked. But the board has asked the schools to start with the admission process for Class 11 and begin with online classes, at the earliest. CISCE has also guided schools to start teaching Class 11 syllabus to the students. ISC 2023 syllabus will be followed for Class 11.

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The status of ISC Class 12 examinations remains the same, as per the circular dated April 16. No final date of examination has been announced by the board. The exam stands postponed until new dates are announced.

The Board added that, “the criterion on which basis the results will be declared for the ICSE Class 10 students and the date of result declaration will be announced by the CISCE later.”


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