ICSE Board Latest News On Class 10 and 12 Exams.
Following the CBSE’s decision to cancel and postpone the classes 10, 12 exams respectively, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examination has postponed the ICSE class 10 and class 12 exams. As per the now-scrapped schedule, the ICSE Class X exams were scheduled to be held between May 4th & June 7th, 2021, and Class XII examinations were to be conducted between April 8th and June 18th. ICSE board has decided to postpone the Class X and XII examinations in view of the Covid-19 surge. The fresh dates for the examination are expected to be issued in June.
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Meanwhile, last year, the board exams were canceled, and students were evaluated on the basis of internal assessment. As per the scheme, candidates were evaluated based on the best three subjects percentage marks for which board exams were held, and also on their internal assessment, project work marks.
The decision was taken in view of the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. States like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan are the worst hit by the pandemic. Registering a steady increase for the 35th day in a row, India recorded 1,84,372 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of cases to 1,38,73,825, while the active cases surpassed the 13-lakh mark. The death toll increased to 1,72,085 with 1,027 new fatalities, the highest since October 18, last year.
Schools have been shut down in 11 states due to the second wave of the pandemic. For many classes, schools have not reopened since the initial shutdown of March 2020. At least four State education boards scheduled to hold examinations in April have announced the postponement.
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