New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the board which conducts Indian Certificate Secondary Education (ICSE) exam for Class X students and Indian School Certificate (ISC) exam for Class XII students, has announced the cancellation of their board examinations in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
The ICSE board informed the Supreme Court during a hearing that the Class X and XII board examinations have been cancelled without the options of re-examination.
The decision of cancellation of exams by the ICSE board comes soon after CBSE announced the cancellation of their Class X and XII board exams.
During the hearing by Supreme Court on the pending ICSE board examinations, Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta representing ICSE board informed the bench that ICSE will follow the decision taken up by CBSE on the cancellation of Class X and XII board examinations in the country.
He also the informed the court that Bombay High Court had deferred the hearing on the same matter till June 23 when CBSE was to clarify on its decision before the apex court. On being asked on whether ICSE board would follow the decision made by CBSE, it said that ICSE board will follow the decision of the government.
In response to ICSE’s take on the pending decision, the Supreme Court informed that ICSE board is ‘at liberty to tweak CBSE’s decision and follow its own decision’ on the take of cancelling the board examinations for class X and XII.