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Parents express concern over plans to hold ICSE exams

n the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of parents have written to the Indian School Certification Exam expressing concern over its decision to hold exams.

Parents express concern over plans to hold ICSE exams
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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of parents have written to the council of Indian School Certification Exam. Guardians raised concerns over its plan to hold the examinations in July. Speaking of the worrisome situation in Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra, the parents expressed doubts over contending the upcoming exams. The council had earlier announced that it will hold the examinations from July 1 to July 14.

In recent developments, the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISE) announced the allowance to students to appear for remaining examination papers of ICSE and ISC from an exam centre located in a CISCE affiliated school in the state, city or district where they are currently located.

However, if the students are located elsewhere, the requests for a change in the examination centre must be formally routed through the school from where the candidate has been registered for the 2020 examination. The deadline for the change of examination centre had been set on June 7. Earlier on Wednesday, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had stated that if students are stationed at a different location then they should contact their schools in the first week of June for further assistance.

CBSE board exams which were postponed in the midst of the extended lockdown in order to combat the coronavirus will take place in the month of July. The Union Minister also wished students luck and expressing hope that even in these testing times, they will pass exams with flying colours.

The ISCE class X exams are slated to start from July 2 to July 12 whereas the ICE exams for Class XII will be held from July 1 to July 14. CISCE has also released important guidelines for students to follow while appearing for their respective examinations. For ISC or 12th students, the exam for eight papers remain while for ICSE or 10th, exams for six subjects had to be postponed in view of the coronavirus crisis.

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