ICSE Has Not Postponed Class 10, 12 Board Exams (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
The ICSE board exams for classes 10 and 12 have not been postponed in view of coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Wednesday. "The exams have not been postponed and will be held as per schedule as of now," board chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon told PTI. The clarification came following postponing of exams by the CBSE, HRD ministry's National Testing Agency and all universities till March 31.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday has also postponed class 10, 12 board examinations and also informed that the examinations will be rescheduled after March 31. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, earlier, directed the CBSE and all educational institutions in the country to postpone exams till March 31 in view of the coronavirus outbreak. "While maintenance of academic calendar and exam schedule is important, equally important is safety and security of students who are appearing in various examinations as also of their teachers and parents," HRD secretary Amit Khare said in an official communication. "All the ongoing examinations, including CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)board exams, be postponed till March 31 and rescheduled thereafter," he added.
CBSE examinations for class X started on February 15 and were scheduled to continue till March 20, 2020. Examinees appeared in the Social Science paper on Wednesday and were supposed to sit in examination for Information and Computer Technology and Computer Applications on Friday, March 20.
Board examinations for class XII students also began on February 15 and were scheduled to continue till March 30, 2020. Students appeared in Legal Studies, Shorthand (English) both Old and New, Food Production III and Food Production papers on Wednesday, March 18 and students appearing for language papers were supposed to take the test tomorrow.
Examinations for Hindi Elective and Core subjects were scheduled for March 20 followed by the examinations for the papers of Computer Science (New and Old), Information Technology and Informatics Practicals (New and Old).