The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced that ICSE Class 10 board examinations are cancelled. Earlier, the Council said that the students will get an option to sit for the examination along with ICSE (Class XIIth) students, or not write the exams altogether. The date for the class 12th exams will be announced later as per the previous circular, the board added.
As per the new circular issued by CISCE, it is mentioned that “Given the present worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE (Class 10) 2021 examinations. The options given in the earlier circular dated April 16 now stands withdrawn. The safety and well being of our students and teaching faculty is our topmost priority and of paramount interest”.
The board also added that the criterion based on which the ICSE 10th result will be prepared and the date of the result will be announced by the CISCE later. The students are ensured that the result will be prepared devising a ‘fair and unbiased criterion’.
CBSE earlier announced that it has cancelled the class 10th board exams 2021 and the result will be prepared based on the ‘objective criterion’ which will be decided later on by the board. Since both the boards did not conduct any examinations for class 10th students, hence, it is expected that the objective criteria based on which CBSE and CISCE will prepare the result for the cancelled examinations shall be the same. This may include student’s performance in the internal assessment, or practicals, or project-based assessment.
The CISCE class 10 exams were scheduled from May 4 to June 7. Over 35 lakh students are registered to appear for the ICSE ISC board exams 2021.
This situation is very much similar to last year as CISCE canceled the class 10th exams for the remaining papers. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) passed the candidates last year for the cancelled papers as per a new assessment scheme. To be declared as qualified, 35 percent were needed.
The assessment scheme that was followed last year was based on three (03) factors. First, the average of the best three subjects in which a candidate appeared was used for calculating marks for the remaining papers. Secondly, marks obtained in the internal assessment of the papers were used. Third and last, the percentage of marks obtained in the internal assessment of the papers was used in the preparation of the result.
Last year, a total of 1,75,299 students appeared for the exam.
Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is one of the major and the prestigious board conducting the exams at the national level. CISCE conducts the exams annually in the month of February- March both at the secondary and senior secondary level.
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