ICSE, ISC Exams to be Optional, 10th, 12th Class students can opt to be marked as per pre-board Results, confirms CISCE Board

Created On: Jun 16, 2020 19:40 IST
Modified on : Jun 16, 2020 19:40 IST
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ICSE, ISC Exams to be Optional: As per the latest update, ICSE 10th Exam 2020 and ISC 12th Exam 2020 have been made optional by the CISCE Board. Reports confirmed that, CISCE Board has made ICSE and ISC Board Exams optional for students who are due to appear for pending exams, in the light of COVDI-19 situation. Such students can choose to be marked as per pre-board exam results. The decision to make ICSE Board Exam 2020 optional for students was announced by the board before Bombay High Court, during a hearing of petition filed by a parent seeking cancellation of Board Exams citing students’ safety amid the on-going pandemic.

Students to Decide on Exam by 22nd June

Following the hearing, Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), informed media persons that students from 10th and 12th Class, who are due to appear for the pending board exams, will be provided an option to skip exams and choose to be marked on the basis of their score in the pre-board examinations. He also informed that students who decide to skip the exams will have to inform their respective schools about the same on or before 22nd June 2020.

Subject-wise Choice Not Allowed

Students must note that the option to skip exams and be judged on the basis of their performance in pre-board exams will be applicable for only those subjects for which exams are currently pending. For the exams which have been held already, students will be marked on the basis of their performance in the examination held before the lockdown. Another important factor that students must note is that they will be allowed to opt in to skip the exam completely for all the pending subjects, they cannot choose to skip the exams for few subjects and appear for rest. Simply put, students will not be entitled to make a subject-wise choice between the two options for pending exams

As per the datesheet released earlier by the CISCE board, the pending exam of class 10 and class 12 students i.e. ICSE and ISC Exams are scheduled to be held from 1st to 15th July 2020. The exam schedule coincides with the CBSE Board Exam schedule and makes sure that students complete their exams before the other pending competitive entrance exams such as JEE Main and NEET 2020 are held.

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