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June 15, 2020

The CISCE has notified that students all across India and abroad can now choose not to appear for the pending ICSE or the ISC board exams and instead get evaluated on the basis of their internal assessment marks. The ICSE and ISC board exams which was scheduled to take place in March was postponed to July due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE) board on Monday informed the decision to the Bombay High Court on Monday while at a hearing of a petition filed by city resident Arvind Tiwari who was challenging the ICSE board exams scheduled to be held from July 2 across Maharashtra because the state has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

The petition filed by Tiwari stated that due to the large number of coronavirus cases in the state, it would be best if ICSE board exam results were declared on the basis of gradation and assessment of past performance in internal exams in the ISCE schools. As many as 226 ICSE board schools and a total of 23,347 students are scheduled to appear for the ICSE board exams for class 10 in Maharashtra. 

The Maharashtra government has also stated before that holding exams in the current pandemic situation was not viable. The bench, after perusing the board’s decision, posted the matter for further hearing on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the ICSE board said all affiliated schools in the country would be notified about this decision after which schools would need to contact the ICSE class 10 students and ISC class 12 students to make a note of their choices as to whether they wanted to appear for the board exams or if they wanted to be evaluated on the basis of internal assessment. The last date to send in the choices of students to the board is June 22.

The note from ICSE board further stated that students could get ICSE board exam results for the pending exams based on the marks received in those subjects in internal assessment exams, which has already been collected from the schools.

Source: India Today

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