The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) announced that the dates for the all-important year-end examinations for Classes 10 and 12 will be declared later at ‘an appropriate time’. Meanwhile, it plans to commence a new academic year from March, leaving behind a disrupted schedule in the previous year as schools remain shut owing to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The CISCE has clarified that the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) for Class 10 and Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class 10 for 2020-21 will not be held in February.
In a notice, it has been mentioned that due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on studies throughout the previous year, the examination dates will be deferred.
Moreover, five states in the country will be holding elections in the next few months, most likely during March and April. In such a case the elections could be announced as early as February and campaigning will be on from next month itself.
No examinations will be conducted during the election period to avoid any clash of dates or inconvenience to the students.
New academic session
The 2021-22 academic session for schools affiliated to the CICSE will begin according to the usual schedule in March.
The classes will be conducted while taking the necessary COVID-19 precautions.
Earlier the school authorities had written letters to CISCE seeking clarity over the new academic session and the final examinations.