Students have option to opt-out from ICSE exam
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has submitted a proposal to the Bombay High Court stating that students can choose not to appear for the remaining examinations and in such case, their performance in the internal or external examination will be considered. They will be evaluated on that basis. Pre-Board Exam.
Some papers of ICSE exams are left out as they could not be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, CISCE has decided to conduct the remaining examinations from July 2 to July 12. CISCE has also said in the proposal that ‘for the avoidance of doubt, the results of those subjects for which examinations have been conducted will be declared.’ on the basis of the performance of the student in such examinations”.
The next hearing in this matter will be on June 17.
During the first hearing, ISCE has stated that it had already announced safety precautions for children which include sanitization of examination hall/classrooms daily after each examination paper, maintaining social distancing of minimum 6 feet in seating plan, Includes separate entrance and exit. Thermal screening of examination venue, students and staff to avoid overcrowding.
The council has also mentioned that students will not be allowed to share or borrow stationery from other students. Meanwhile, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the notification for conducting the remaining Class 12 exams.