Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday cancelled the annual class 10 board examinations for the year 2021 in the wake of massive Covid-19 resurgence in the country.

"Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday cancelled the annual class 10 board examinations for the year 2021 in the wake of massive Covid-19…"

“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 The options given in the earlier directive dated April 16, 2021 now stands withdrawn,” the council wrote in a circular addressed to all registered schools taking part in the annual board examinations.

The council in its letter highlighted that the safety and wellbeing of students and teaching faculty is the topmost priority and of paramount interest.

As far as the board examinations for class 12 is concerned, the council has made it clear that the status of ISC (Class XII) 2021 Examination remains the same. According to the official circular dated 16′ April 2021, the board mentions that a final decision on the offline class 12 examinations will be taken at a later date after review of the pandemic situation in the first week of June.

Meanwhile, all affiliated schools (having the ISC Section) have been instructed to begin the admission process for Class 11, if not already started. In addition, schools have also been asked to prepare a schedule to begin online classes for the Standard 11 students at the earliest. The syllabus to be followed is the ISC 2023 syllabus.

To ensure a ‘fair and an unbiased criterion’ and date of result declaration, the CISCE said that it is committed to devise a condition on which basis the results will be declared for the ICSE (Class X) students and the date of result declaration will be announced later.

The ICSE decision comes closely on the heels of CBSE announcing cancellation of class 10 board examinations for the academic year in view of the pandemic surge. The Board Exams for Class 12 scheduled from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 have also been postponed and might be held hereafter.

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