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Students to get eight days to prepare for pending ICSE and ISC exams

May 2, 2020

Students still due to complete their class X ICSE and class XII ISC exams will get eight days to revise and prepare for their pending exam papers. The Council for the India School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has issued a press release (May 1) stating that it will announce the dates of the pending class X ICSE and class XII ISC exams eight days prior to the commencement of the examinations and that the exams will be held within a period of six to eight days including on the weekends. The exam dates will be announced in accordance with the Central government’s lockdown notifications. Examinations for six subjects for class X ICSE and eight papers for ISC class XII were postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

CISCE has also directed its 2,247 affiliated schools to offer provisional admissions to students in class XI, subject to the board results and also conduct online classes while they wait for the examinations of the pending subjects to begin. The Council further stated that the ISC students may also prepare for their entrance examinations alongside their current academics during the lockdown period.  

The examinations for six subjects for ICSE that are pending are Geography-H.C.G. paper 2, Biology- Science paper 3, Economics Group III Elective, Hindi and Art paper 4. Eight subjects for the remaining ISC examinations include Biology paper 1, Business Studies, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Home Science paper 1, Elective English, and Art paper 5.

The revised time-table for the examinations will be e-mailed to the heads of the schools and will also be shared on the official website of the Council, The results of the examinations will be announced within six to eight weeks after the examinations are conducted.     

Meanwhile, the schools have been directed to continue imparting education and conduct classes online with the available resources. The Council suggested that for classes 1-8, the curriculum may be transacted using fun and creative lessons and for the board level classes of 9 to 12, the schools can continue to teach as per their respective syllabuses. The teachers can also utilise this time to clear any doubts from students in the subjects for which the examinations are yet to be conducted.

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