Following the footsteps of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) now the ICSE and ISC boards has decided to postpone all exams between March 19 and 31 due to the COVID-19 threat. The council said the revised dates will be announced later once the situation improves.
“In view of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the country and with much uncertainty and speculation in the air, the Council, in the interest of the health and well-being of the students and the teaching community, has decided to postpone all ICSE and ISC year 2020 examinations scheduled to be conducted between 19 March and 31 March,” the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) said in a statement.
“The revised dates for conduct of the remaining papers shall be notified in due course of time,” the council’s chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon said in the statement.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already cancelled all exams scheduled between March 19 and March 31. The board examinations have been cancelled for both Classes 10 and 12.
Not only board exams, but the Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked all schools, universities and other institutes to cancel all scheduled exams and entrance exams till March 31.