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    CBSE, ICSE considers cancellation, other options for 12th board exams

    Meanwhile, the CISCE board has asked its affiliated schools to submit average of marks obtained by class 12 students in class 11 and during this session.

    Guwahati: Keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation, the CBSE and CISCE are contemplating various options about the pending class 12 board exams, including cancellation and adopting alternative assessment route or going ahead with the exams in truncates format.

    Meanwhile, the CISCE board has asked its affiliated schools to submit average of marks obtained by class 12 students in class 11 and during this session.

    While, there is no clarify from board whether the exercise hints at possible cancellation of exams, schools have already started working to meet the June 7 deadline set by the board.

    The Ministry of Education, however, maintained that nothing has been finalised yet and a final decision will be announced by June 1. The minister has already stressed that safety of students is a priority but these exams are crucial too”.

    The Supreme Court will also hear on May 31, a plea seeking directions to cancel the class 12 exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) amidst the surge in  OVID-19 cases across the country.

    The CBSE had proposed two options – conducting regular exams for only major subjects at notified centres or holding shorter-duration exams at the school where a student is enrolled.

     The proposed timeline for conducting the exams was between July 15 to August 26 and declaring the results in September. States were asked to submit detailed suggestions by 25 May.

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