19 March 2020 14:33
ICSE board has postponed its class 10, 12 examinations due to coronavirus outbreak, the official said. CISCE chief executive Gerry Arahtoon said on Thursday that the board exams have been postponed till March 31. The ICSE 2020 examination was scheduled to end on March 30 and the ISC 2020 exam was scheduled to end on March 31. "In view of the novel coronavirus (Covid- 19) spreading across the country and with much uncertainty and speculation in the air, the council in the interest of the health and well being of the students and teaching community, has decided to postpone all ICSE and ISC Year 2020 examinations scheduled to be conducted between the period 19th March 2020 to 31st March 2020. The revised dates for conduct of the remaining papers shall be notified in due course of time," the official notice reads.
Earlier, on Wednesday CBSE had postponed its class 10th, 12th board exams till March 31 after the Indian government ordered to postpone all exams to prevent the spreading of coronavirus in the country. Complete list of exams, entrance and recruitment tests postponed and rescheduled in wake of coronavirus outbreak States including, Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh among others have ordered the closure of schools, colleges, gyms, night clubs and also advised the corporate offices to allow their employees to work from home. Various exams including the recruitment exams and CBSE, ICSE board exams have also been suspended till March 31 throughout the country, in order to contain the further spread of the coronavirus. Here is the list of exams being cancelled or rescheduled in wake of the coronavirus outbreak: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has also decide to postponed its admission tests for class sixth and ninth. Earlier the exams were scheduled to take place on March 22 and March 29 respectively.
The board also said that the revised dates for the exams will be notified by March 31 after the reassessment of the situation. The UP government on Wednesday announced that students of classes 1 to 8 in all UP government schools will be promoted without giving the exmas. The government also announced closure of all educational institute till April 2 in the state. IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi has also suspended its classes and postponed the exams till March 31. ICSE and ISE board exams were also postponed till March 31 by the board after the UGC recommendation.
The exams were earlier scheduled to take place on March 21, 22, 28 and 29. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted on March 14 and March 15. The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has also postponed several recruitment exams in view of the coronavirus. The Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) has decided to postponed the class 10 and 12 board exams due to the Coronavirus Outbreak In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) announced that it has decided to postpone the remaining board exams in the state. As per the official notice, the Haryana Board Class 10 and Class 12 exams 2020 scheduled from March 19, 2020, to March 31, 2020, has been postponed. The new schedule will be announced soon by the Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH). With this, the Haryana government has also decided to cancel the annual examinations for Classes 1 to 8 in all government and private schools till March 31,2020. The decision was taken as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, said the Haryana School Education Department. CBSE postpones the board exam The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has released a notification on Wednesday i.e. March 18, 2020, stating that the CBSE Class 12, Class 10 Board exams 2020 have been postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak in India. The Class 10, Class 12 CBSE Board exams 2020 that were scheduled to be held between March 19, 2020, to March 31, 2020, will now be rescheduled after March 31 from all exam centres in India and abroad. The decision comes after the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) ordered the board to postpone exams. Read: ICSE, ISC Exams 2020 postponed till March 31 due to coronavirus pandemic Read:Coronavirus Outbreak: Anganwadi centers to remain shut till March 31 in Haryana ICSE, ISC 2020 board exams postponed over rising COVID-19 cases The decision comes a day after CBSE exams were postponed across the country. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Thursday announced their decision to postpone all Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) and ISC 2020 (class 10 and 12 respectively) examinations scheduled to be conducted between March 19 and 31. The ICSE 2020 examinations were scheduled to end on March 30 and the ISC 2020 examinations on March 31. The Council's decision comes a day after the Union Human Resource Development Ministry asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all are the boards to postpone ongoing exams for classes 10 and 12. All the exams including University exams, Joint Entrance Examination mains (JEE) mains and National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) have also been asked to be postponed on Wednesday. The CBSE has stated that rescheduled dates will be made known to the stakeholders by March 31 after reassessment of the situation. Several states such as Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, have ordered the shutdown of schools and colleges after more COVID-19 cases came to light. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked education institutions to maintain regular communication to avoid anxiety among students, teachers and parents. Several parents had written emails to the board and had taken to social media platforms raising concerns over the examinations and the COVID-19 outbreak. The ministry stated that while maintenance of the academic calendar and exam schedule is important, equally important is the safety and security of the students, teachers, and parents. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has led to a slew of examinations getting postponed, both at the central level and the individual states. CBSE and ICSE/ISC board examinations for Classes X and XII scheduled between March 19 and 31 will be postponed to a later date, so will be the JEE Main examinations held for admission into engineering colleges. Keeping in view the health concerns of Students, I directed CBSE and NIOS to postpone exams and evaluation till 31st March 2020. After 151 people were reported to be COVID-19 positive, the governments have taken swift action to ensure that students are not exposed to the infection. "We did not want to disrupt the board examination schedule. Among individual states, Maharashtra which is the worst hit, had on March 16 announced that all school and college examinations, except Class X and XII boards, held between March 17 and 31, will be rescheduled. The state government under chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has also announced a temporary shutdown of all educational institutions in Maharashtra. The state board SSC examinations in Maharashtra are still on schedule. The last date of the examination is March 23, 2020. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a March 18 notification said that board exams scheduled between March 19 and 31 along with the rescheduled examinations for the North East Delhi candidates (who were affected by the violence in February 2020) will be rescheduled. Similarly, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations announced on March 19 that all examinations for Class X and XII will be postponed. Both the Class X and XII board examinations for CBSE, ICSE and ISC would have concluded by March 31. Among the other boards, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has also suspended all examinations to be held till March 31. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main which was to be held between April 7-12, 2020 has also been rescheduled by the National Testing Agency. JEE Main is the entrance exam for admission to the undergraduate programmes across engineering institutes like Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) as well as private engineering colleges. With respect to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 to be held on May 3, 2020 for admission into undergraduate medical education programmes, there was an expectation that it will be postponed. However, no such decision has yet been taken by the National Testing Agency.