In view of the growing COVID-19 cases, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations declared on Friday that the ICSE or Class 10 and ISC or Class 12 board examinations would be postponed, following CBSE and several other state boards. “The Covid situation will be closely monitored and the deferment of the ICSE & ISC 2021 Examinations will be reviewed and a final decision on the conduct of the board examinations will be taken by the 1st week of June 2021,” CISCE said in a statement.
The situation with Covid will be "closely monitored," according to the board, "and the deferment of the ICSE & ISC 2021 Examinations will be checked, with a final decision on the conduct of the board examinations made by the first week of June 2021." The board has given students in class 10 (ICSE) the option of taking or not taking the offline exams. The exams were supposed to start on May 4, 2021. The CISCE, like the CBSE, will settle on the exam's schedule in June. While the date of the class 12 exams will be determined later, the class 10 exams will be optional.
“In the event that ICSE (Class 10) students choose not to take the offline exams, the CISCE will create a rational and impartial criterion for preparing the results of such candidates,” according to the CISCE's official statement.