Amid the rising grim of Covid-19 in the nation, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Friday has put off Class 10 or ICSE and Class 12 or ISC board exams. The CISCE has said that the new exam dates will be announced in the first week of June after monitoring the Covid-19 situation.
"The Covid situation will be closely monitored and deferment of the ISCE or ISC 2021 examinations will be reviewed and a final decision on the conduct of the board examination will be taken by the 1st week of June 2021," CISCE said in a statement.
Also, the CISCE has provided the students of class 10 with an option to either appear for offline exams along with Class 12 students or not. The exams were scheduled to start on May 4. However, for those who do not wish to take an offline exam, the board will develop a fair and unbiased criterion while preparing the result of such candidates.
New exam dates for the Class 12 students will be decided later just like the CBSE has said to announce by the first week of June.
The decision of CISCE has come after CBSE and various other state boards have announced to cancel the Class 10 board exams and to defer the Class 12 board exams.