The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to postpone the ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) board exams due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The decision was taken following the CBSE's take to defer the exams.
According to the earlier schedule, the Class 10 exam was to be conducted from May 5 to June 7, while the Class 12 exam started on April 8.
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, it said.
Class 10 students who do not appear in offline exams will be evaluated based on an alternative assessment method.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on April 14 had postponed its Class 12 exams and cancelled Class 10 final exams.
Soon after CBSE’s announcement, students from schools affiliated with the CISCE also requested a similar decision for their exams.