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Several schools in Kolkata put off ICSE, ISC rehearsals

The council advised academic institutes not to conduct pre-board exams until the syllabus was completed and revised

Jhinuk Mazumdar | Published 16.02.22, 08:36 AM
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Several schools in the city have decided to postpone the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) rehearsal exams, following an advisory from the ICSE council.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) announced on Monday that the tentative date for the ICSE and ISC exams will be the last week of April. The council advised schools not to conduct pre-board exams until the syllabus was completed and revised. Preferably hold it between end-March and April, it said.

In several schools, the pre-board exams were scheduled for February. Pushing back the date will give students more time to prepare, heads said.

Sri Sri Academy, Julien Day School Ganganagar, Julien Day School Kalyani, Rammohan Mission High School are some of the institutions who have decided to postpone the exams.

Sri Sri Academy held a meeting with students on Tuesday and decided to postpone the exams. “We have completed the syllabus but we asked students if they need more time to revise and decided to postpone,” said principal Suvina Shunglu.

Since schools have reopened from February 3 for these classes, one head said that it will give them time for remedial before the pre-boards.

“They can come to school for offline classes and doubt clearance,” said Bobby Baxter, principal, Julien Day School, Ganganagar.

Terence John, the principal of Julien Day School, Kalyani said the additional time can be used for preparing them for the semester pattern.

This is the first batch of students who are writing two semester exams.

“We believe postponement would give students more time to prepare and a council's advise does play a role in our decision making,” said Sujoy Biswas, principal of Rammohan Mission High School.

But heads of several schools are also going ahead with the original schedule and conducting exams in February or beginning of March because they feel an early exam would give students time to work on their weak areas.

“Teachers would have sufficient time to correct answer scripts and discuss the papers and observations with students who can work upon them,” said Terence Ireland, principal of St James’ School.

Last updated on 16.02.22, 08:36 AM
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