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CISCE to conduct pending class 10, 12 exams from July 1-14

Schools to ensure candidates' entry and exit in a staggered manner to ensure social distancing norms are followed

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 22.05.20, 3:38 PM
  • Updated 22.05.20, 3:38 PM
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"While the exams for class 12 students will be held from July 2 to 12, class 10 students will appear for exams from July 1 to 14. It will be mandatory for candidates to carry their sanitiser bottles and wear masks while gloves will be optional," said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive, CISCE Shutterstock

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will conduct pending class 10 and 12 examination from July 1 to 14, it announced on Friday.

The exams were postponed in view of the nationwide lockdown imposed from March 25 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

"While the exams for class 12 students will be held from July 2 to 12, class 10 students will appear for exams from July 1 to 14. It will be mandatory for candidates to carry their sanitiser bottles and wear masks while gloves will be optional," said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and Secretary, CISCE.

The schools have also been asked to ensure candidates' entry and exit in a staggered manner to ensure social distancing norms are followed at examination centres.

Earlier on Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education had too announced that pending Class X and Class XII board exams will be held from July 1-15 with strict distancing norms in place.

For CBSE, while the Class XII boards will be conducted across the country, the class X exams are pending only in North East Delhi, where the tests could not be held because of the law and order situation in the wake of protests against the new citizenship matrix.

“The class X exams will be staggered on four dates, starting July 1. The first paper will be of social sciences, while the next day students will be required to appear in the science exam,” CBSE controller of examinations Sanyam Bhardwaj had said.