Citing the nationwide surge in Covid 19 cases, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to defer the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) board examinations which were scheduled to be held from May 4, 2021.
CISCE in its press released informed that they have decided to defer the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) board examinations. The Covid situation will be closely monitored and the deferment of the ICSE & ISC 2021 Examinations will be reviewed and a final decision on the conduct of the board examinations will be taken by the 1st week of June 2021.
While the ISC (Class XII) examination will be conducted at a later date, the candidates for the ICSE (Class X) examination will be given the following options:
- To write the offline examination, along with the Class XII candidates OR
- not to write the offline examination.
In view of the ICSE (Class X) candidates opting for the second option, the CISCE will develop a fair and an unbiased criterion while preparing the results of such candidates the press release reads. Government had already cancelled CBSE class 10 board exams while class 12 board exams have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.