New Delhi, Apr 20: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has cancelled the ICSE board examinations for Class X this year amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, according to a circular issued by the council on Monday.
However, the status of the class XII board examinations remains the same as per previous order and these examinations will be conducted on offline mode on a later date, said the council.
"Given the present worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE (Class 10) 2021 examinations. The options are given in the earlier circular dated April 16 now stands withdrawn. The safety and well-being of our students and teaching faculty is our topmost priority and of paramount interest,” the circular reads.
The circular also stated that all CISCE affiliated schools were advised to begin the admission process for Class XI, if not already started.
India recorded as many as 2,59,170 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its covid caseload to 1,53,21,089 while active cases surpassed the 20-lakh mark, according to the latest data of Union Health Ministry.