CISCE cancels July exams for class 10 and 12, may conduct optional exams later

Council for the Indian Schools Certificate Examination, CISCE has cancelled the exams for pending papers of Class 10, 12 examinations. The Board during the hearing informed the Supreme Court that the board may conduct optional exams for both 10th and 12th classes later, unlike CBSE which has made the exams optional only for class 12th students.

The decision by the ICSE Board comes after the CBSE Board declared the cancellation of Pending Board exams of Class 10 and made it optional for Class 12. 

As per the ICSE Board, the internal assessment scheme will be slightly different than that of CBSE and would be notified within a week on the official website. 

The Supreme Court bench led by J AM Khanwilkar heard the plea seeking cancellation of remaining ICSE exams after the Board decided to follow the CBSE Board’s decision on conducting the remaining examinations.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had clarified that the ICSE Board is at liberty to make alterations to the CBSE decision and follow its own informed decision. 

The Board has rescheduled the pending examination from July 2 to July 12, 2020, which was postponed from March this year due to the pandemic.