ICSE cancels class X board examination
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday declared the cancellation of ICSE amid the ‘worsening COVID-19 situation’ in the country.
The announcement reverses an earlier decision to defer the exam, thus providing students with the option to take it at a later date.
However, the council clarified it would reschedule the ISC examination to a later date.
“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 The options delivered in the earlier circular dated 16th April 2021 now stand withdrawn.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,” read a statement issued by the council.
The council also directed all CISCE affiliated schools to begin the admission process for Class XI.
“Besides, schools should prepare a schedule to begin online classes for Class XI students at the earliest. The syllabus to be followed is the ISE 2021 syllabus,” read the statement.
“Candidates should note that the status of the ISC 2021 exam continues likewise. The council shall rigidly monitor the covid situation,” it added.
According to official sources, the council will make the final decision regarding the class 12 examinations by the first week of June.
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