ICSE Exams Cancelled; ISC Exams Have Been Postponed

A final decision on the conduct of the class 12 examinations will be taken by the first week of June

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The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced the cancellation of ICSE exams, thus reversing an earlier decision to defer the exam and giving students the option to take it at a later date, according to reports.

However, a letter sent to schools by the board clarified that the ISC exams have been postponed.

A statement by the council stated, “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 The options given in an earlier circular dated 16th April 2021 now stand withdrawn. The safety and wellbeing of our students and teaching faculty is our topmost priority and of paramount interest”.

The council further directed all CISCE affiliated schools to begin the admission process for Class XI.

“In addition, schools should prepare a schedule to begin online classes for the Class XI students at the earliest. The syllabus to be followed is the ISC 2021 syllabus,” the notice added.

It should be noted that the status of the ISC 2021 exam remains the same. The council will closely monitor the COVID situation and a final decision on the conduct of the class 12 examinations will be taken by the first week of June.

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