The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has said it will review the COVID-19 situation and will soon make a decision on whether to take the 10th and 12th Class board exams. The CISCE announcement came after the CBSE announced its decision to cancel class 10 exams and postpone class 12 exams as COVID-19 cases increased in the country.
CISCE Chief executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon said the Council is reviewing the situation and a decision will be made soon. However, the secretary gave no indication of what the board was planning. Class 10 CISCE board exams are scheduled to begin on May 5, while Class 12 exams began on April 8, 2021.
Last year, the CISCE exams for grades 10 and 12 were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and students were graded based on an internal student assessment. The CISCE Board of Education told the Supreme Court last year that it would not offer students a choice or a new test and that students would only be evaluated on the basis of an internal evaluation.
According to the evaluation system published the previous year, the candidates were evaluated based on the first three percentage points obtained in the subjects for which the board exams were taken, as well as the internal grades of the students and works of the project.