Coronavirus Outbreak: CISCE Postpones ICSE, ISC 2020 Examinations Till March 31
Bhubaneswar: After CBSE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Thursday decided to postpone all the ICSE and ISC 2020 examinations scheduled to be conducted between March 19 and 31 in view of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The ICSE examination was scheduled to end on March 30 and ISC exam on March 31. The revised dates for the conduct of remaining papers shall be notified in due course, said chief executive and secretary, Gerry Arathoon in a statement.
Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday postponed all board examinations for Class 10 and 12 scheduled between March 19 and March 31.
The decision was in compliance with the instruction received by the CBSE from Secretary of Department of Higher Education. School Education and Literacy.
Ministry of HRD has issued directions to UGC, AICTE, NTA, NIOS, CBSE, NCTE and all autonomous organisations under the Ministry for the postponement of all the examinations till March 31, 2020, as a precautionary measure in the wake of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Similarly on Wednesday, CBSE yesterday postponed all board examinations for Class 10 and 12 scheduled between March 19 and March 31.
“All ongoing examinations of the board for classes 10 and 12, being held in examination centres in India and abroad, and scheduled between 19.03.2020 to 31.03.2020 (both dates inclusive), shall be rescheduled after 31st March, 2020,” read a statement issued by the CBSE yesterday.
“Rescheduled dates will be communicated by the board to all its stakeholders by March 31 after re-assessment of the situation,” informed the board.
Besides, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had also postponed JEE (Main) April 2020 examination which was earlier scheduled to be held from April 5 to 11. The decision by the Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is part of the ongoing preventive measures to check the spread of coronavirus infection.
The revised dates for the conduct of JEE (Main) examinations will be announced on March 31. Accordingly, the admit cards for the examinations which were slated to be issued on March 20, 2020, will now be issued after March 31, said the NTA in a release.
Candidates have also been advised to keep visiting www.jeemain.nta.nic.in and www.nta.ac.in for all the latest updates by the NTA.
All the information will be notified to candidates individually through their registered mobile number/email-id. The candidates can also contact at 0120-6895200 for any clarification, added the NTA.