The ISC (Class XII) semester 2 exams will start on April 26 and end on June 13, according to the revised schedule announced on Wednesday.
The exams were to start on April 25 and end on June 6. The revised dates of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main), announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA), were clashing with the ISC schedule, prompting the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to announce fresh dates for the school-leaving exams.
The CISCE has changed the dates of some ISC papers. The revised schedule is available on the council’s website.
“Please be informed that the National Testing Agency has recently declared revised dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2022 Session 1. A few of the revised dates of the JEE (Main) – 2022 Session 1 are clashing with the ISC Year 2022 Semester 2 Examination dates,” said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the CISCE, in a circular announcing the revised dates.
“In the light of the above-mentioned fact, the ISC Year 2022, Semester 2 Examination dates have been revised,” he said in the circular.
The revised dates of the JEE (Main) are April 21, 24, 25, 29 and May 1 and 4.
The council has not scheduled any exams on these days. Each day’s test will start at 2pm, as announced earlier.
Some of the changes in the revised schedule are that the first ISC paper will be English – Paper 1 (English language), instead of English – Paper 2 (English literature). English literature is scheduled for May 2, instead of April 25.
The council had earlier waited for the JEE (Main) dates before announcing the semester 2 exam timetable to avoid any clash.
The NTA, however, said it had to reschedule the dates because some candidates had sought changes after their board exam dates clashed with JEE (Main).
The CISCE in the circular addressed to school heads has asked them to inform all stakeholders about the revised schedule.
“A copy of the revised timetable should be displayed on the school notice board for reference of all concerned,” the circular said.
Families who had made travel plans would have to reschedule them now because of the change in the exam dates. “It is important that students and parents make note of the changes because several papers have been rescheduled,” a principal said.