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July dates for pending ISC, ICSE papers

Staggered entry into exam venues and no crowding at entrances: Council to candidates

By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta
  • Published 23.05.20, 3:20 AM
  • Updated 23.05.20, 3:21 AM
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Every candidate will have to wear a mask or a face cover and carry hand sanitiser. Gloves are optional. File picture

The pending ICSE exams will be held from July 2 and the ISC exams from July 1, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations announced on Friday.

The ICSE exams will continue till July 12 and ISC till July 14.

The council published the revised schedule on Friday. A series of instructions for the examinees were posted along with the time-table on www.cisce.org.

The candidates have been asked to reach the exam centres well ahead of time to ensure staggered entry into the venues and avoid crowding at the entrance. The students have to maintain social distancing on the premises.

Every candidate will have to wear a mask or a face cover and carry hand sanitiser. Gloves are optional.

The students have been advised to ensure that they bring all the stationery so they don’t have to share the items with others.

The first ISC paper in the second phase of the exams will be biology I (theory) and the last paper, art. The first ICSE paper will be geography and the last, economics.

Both Class X and XII papers will start at 11am. The question papers will be distributed at 10.45am.

The students will be given an additional 15 minutes to read the questions.

In ICSE, the tests on six papers are pending — geography, biology, economics, Group III elective, Hindi and art paper 4.

In ISC, eight papers are pending — including biology paper I, business studies, geography, sociology, psychology, home science paper I, elective English and art paper 5.

The ICSE and ISC exams were postponed on March 19 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

The ICSE exams were to end on March 30 and the ISC exams on March 31.