The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has cancelled board exams of class 10 in wake of the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country.
The council had earlier announced to defer classes 10 and 12 board exams, which were to be held from May 4.
“Given the present worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE (Class X) 2021 examination. The option mentioned in the earlier circular dated April 16 2021, now stands withdrawn,” said a circular issued by Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary, CISCE.
The status of the class 12 board examination remains the same as per the April 16 circular, it said.