ICSE Exam 2020: Students may get a chance to opt-out of pending exams

Created On: Jun 15, 2020 15:34 IST
Modified on: Jun 15, 2020 15:38 IST
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ICSE Exam 2020: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has submitted a proposal to Bombay High Court on conducting the remaining ICSE 2020 exams for Class 10 students. The proposal states that students can choose not to appear in the pending ICSE exams 2020 and can opt to be assessed on the basis of pre-board or internal marks. The proposal was submitted by the council in response to a petition filed by a concerned parent asking the authorities to cancel the remaining ICSE 2020 exams. The proposal also stated that in order to not create any confusion, the subjects for which the ICSE exams 2020 were already held, the result for those subjects will be adjudged on the basis of students’ performance in the examination.

The CISCE could not conduct a few ICSE exams 2020 for students of Class 10 on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown. The Council has now decided to conduct remaining exams of ICSE 2020 from 2nd to 12th July 2020. Around 2.8 lakh students, reportedly, are expected to appear in the remaining ICSE exams 2020.

The on the matter will be on 17th June 2020. Earlier in the first hearing, the ICSE had announced the safety measures taken for children which includes daily sanitisation of examination halls / classrooms daily after each exam, seating plan according to social distancing norms, thermal screening of students and entire staff at the main gate, staggered entry and exit from the examination venue to prevent overcrowding, mandatory wearing of masks and usage of sanitiser for all students and staff. The invigilators will be required to wear gloves while handing out, collecting as well as packing of answer sheets. The CISCE also said that no student will be allowed to borrow stationery during the conducting

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