Days after announcing to give students an option to select whether or not they wish to appear for ICSE or class 10 exams, the Council for Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE) has decided to cancel the class 10 examinations altogether. This is in line with the decision taken by the CBSE. “The options (which were) given in earlier circular, now stand withdrawn. The safety and wellbeing of our students and teaching faculty is our topmost priority and of paramount interest,” the council said in an official notice.
Schools are asked to start the admission process for classes 11, if not already started. CISCE has directed schools to prepare a schedule to begin online classes for class 11 students “at the earliest”. CISCE, however, is yet to declare the criterion to declare results for class 10 students. “A fair and unbiased criterion and date of result declaration will be announced the CISCE later,” the Council said in an official notice.
For class 12 exams, however, there is no final date. The exams stand postponed and revised dates will be announced after consider the COVID-19 situation.