CICSE on Friday postponed board exams for classes 10 and 12 due to rising COVID-19 cases nationwide. Due to an increase in coronavirus cases across the country, Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for May 4 have been postponed, said Council and Secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and secretary Gerry Arathoon.
“We will monitor the situation and review it in the first week of June to make a final decision on the implementation of the tests,” he said. “While the Class 12 exams will be conducted over time, Class 10 students will have the opportunity to appear on the offline tests in time or be tested on the basis of an innocent and impartial process to be developed by the board,” Arathoon said.
Last year, when CISCE canceled the exams, it assessed students according to three criteria, the average of the marks obtained in the tests conducted up to that point, the practical lesson, and the internal assessment. While it is expected that the same practice will be followed, the Council will inform the evaluation process this year. So far no Grade 10 tests have been done. In Class 12, two papers were made. Earlier this week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) canceled the 10th board exams and postponed the 12th board exams. Many state boards have postponed or canceled their exams.