Bhubaneswar: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to defer the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) board examinations scheduled to be held from May 4, 2021 in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.
“The Covid situation will be closely monitored and the deferment of the ICSE and 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,” said in a statement.
While the ISC (Class XII) examination will be conducted at a later date, the candidates for the ICSE (Class X) examination will be given options to write the offline examination, along with the Class XII candidates. They can also opt 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 CISCE added.