The Council For The School Certificate Examination (CISCE) informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that students of class 10 and 12 have the option to not appear in the remaining board exams of ICSE and have the result completed on the basis of marks obtained in pre-board examinations or internal assessment and also the marks awarded in the papers which he/she has written before the lockdown.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde was hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate Arvind Tiwari who sought directions for cancellation of the remaining ICSE board exams scheduled to be held from July 2 all over Maharashtra and declaration of results on the basis of gradation and past performance.
Previously, ICSE board or CISCE had scheduled the ICSE Board examination between February 27 to March 30, but the examinations which began as per schedule were interrupted by the pandemic of COVID-19.
State government had informed the Court on Friday that the situation on the ground with regard to the spread of pandemic of COVID-19 is serious in Maharashtra and therefore it will not be viable to hold the pending board examination.
By: Shambhawi Upadhyay