New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is yet to review the decision to hold Class-10 and Class-12 final examinations even as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) took drastic steps by cancelling the former exams altogether and deferring the latter.
The CISCE holds the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Examination for Class 10 and Class 12 respectively.
A decision on the 10th and 12th standard exams would be taken without much delay, ISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon announced on Thursday.
As per the announced schedule ICSE exams are scheduled to be held from May 5. The ISC exams began on April 8.
The exams of 185 schools which follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus have been deferred.
NEET PG deferred
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Postgraduate) for higher medical education which were scheduled to be held on Sunday have been postponed.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said the fresh dates would be decided later.
Meanwhile, the April session of the national engineering entrance examination, JEE Main, is scheduled to be held from April 27 to April 30. The National Testing Agency has informed that the admit cards would be sent without delay.
Kerala exams as per schedule
Thiruvananthapuram: The Secondary School Leaving Certificate and Plus-Two examinations in Kerala would continue as per the original schedule.
Top officials of the Education Department said if the health department warns huge spike in COVID-19 cases and advises against holding the exams, then the authorities would consider the possibility of postponement.
Chief Secretary V P Joy said that it would be ideal if the students who are taking exams are provided transportation by their respective institutions.
The district and sub-district authorities have been directed to take all precautionary measures in schools.
The Plus-Two exams are set to conclude on April 26 and the SSLC exams will end on April 29.
There is no decision yet on reviewing the practical exams to be conducted in the second week of May.