After CBSE, ICSE too cancels Class 12 board exams, says 'safety of students topmost priority'
The results will be processed on a mechanism that will also include the internal examinations conducted by the schools, the CISCE said in an official order
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Tuesday said that it's cancelling the ISC or Class 12 board examinations this year in view of the COVID-19 situation.
"The exams have been cancelled. The alternative assessment criteria will be announced soon," Gerry Arathoon, secretary of the CISCE told PTI.
CISCE chairman Dr G Immanuel too confirmed the cancellation of the ISC exam 2021 with ANI.
Indian School Certificate (ISC) Board examinations (Class 12) have been cancelled. The final decision on compiling results is yet to be taken: Dr G Immanuel, Chairman, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to ANI pic.twitter.com/1NACHGP9IR
— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2021
THE CISCE announced the decision soon after the Central Government cancelled the CBSE Class 12 board exams following a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to a press release by the Prime Minister's Office, the CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per well-defined objective criteria, in a time-bound manner.
In an official order issued on Tuesday night, the CISCE said, "In view of the present situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ISC (Class 12) Year 2021 examination. The safety, health and wellbeing of our students, teaching faculty and all stakeholders is our topmost priority and of paramount interest."
"The results will be processed on a mechanism which will also include the internal examinations conducted by the schools. The schools will be informed in due course of time, of this mechanism," it added.
After the declaration of the Class 12 results, if some candidates are not satisfied with the marks awarded to them, the CISCE will give an option to such candidates to write the exams at a later date, when the situation is conducive to conduct the same.
The CICSE had last week asked its affiliated schools to submit data, including the average of marks obtained by Class 12 students in Class 11 and during this session. The board had postponed Class 12 exams which were scheduled from 4 May in light of the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With inputs from PTI
The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) council will organise board examinations for students of classes V and VIII from the next academic year, it has been announced
This comes a day after the CBSE on Wednesday announced the cancellation of Class 10 exams and postponed Class 12 exams
Board exams 2021: CISCE defers ICSE, ISC exams due to COVID-19; final decision in first week of June
The board said that while CISCE ISC (Class 12) examination will be held at a later date, candidates appearing for the ICSE will get the option to appear for offline examination with ISC students or skip the exam