New Delhi, April 20, 2021: The ICSE Class 10 board examinations have been cancelled due to the "worsening situation" of the coronavirus pandemic, the board said today days after it had made the exam optional.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board had just days ago postponed its Class 10 and 12 examinations after a nationwide Covid surge and requests from parents and students made them rethink.
"The safety and wellbeing of our students and teaching faculty is our topmost priority and of paramount interest," the board said in a circular.
The board had said that new dates for ISC Class 12 examinations will be announced in June. While exams be held for Class 12 students later, Class 10 students were allowed to opt out.
The board today cancelled the examination as the country records grim records and unprecedented spike in cases in the second and more deadly wave of Covid. Today is the sixth consecutive day India recorded over 2 lakh cases.
The ISC Class 12 examinations, like its CBSE counterpart, will be held at a later date after the Covid situation improves. The CBSE has also cancelled examinations for Class 10 students.
CISCE also said that the Class 10 students will be marked by devising a "fair and unbiased" criterion. The date of results will be announced later, the board said, adding that Class 11 admissions and online classes should begin at the earliest.