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Council seeks ICSE pre-board marks

Result sought for 'reference and statistical reasons'
ICSE council secretary and chief executive, Gerry Arathoon

Mita Mukherjee   |   Calcutta   |   Published 04.06.20, 09:48 PM

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Thursday asked its affiliated schools for the ICSE pre-board test marks of all candidates who are appearing in the Class X board exams.

The schools will have to provide the marks of all subjects (out of 100) for which the candidates had been registered to appear in the ICSE exams this year.

The council has asked for the marks because it has started “collating” the students’ marks for “reference and statistical reasons”, according to a notice issued by Gerry Arathoon, the chief executive and secretary of the CISCE. Copies of the notice were sent to all ICSE schools on Thursday.

The ICSE 2020 exams began on February 27 and were supposed to continue till March 30.

The CISCE had postponed the exams on March 19 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The CISCE notice sent to the schools said the pre-board exam marks would have to be uploaded on the CAREERS portal of the council through the internal assessment module on or before June 14, according to the notice.

The ICSE pre-board exams are conducted by the individual schools.

The principals of many ICSE schools said this was the first time the schools had been asked to submit the pre-board marks to the council.

The CISCE notice reads: “The CISCE is in a process of collating the Pre-board Examination Marks of candidates appearing for the ICSE 2020 Examination for reference and statistical reasons. In this regard, you are requested to kindly provide the PRE-BOARD EXAMINATION MARKS (out of 100) of each candidate from your school, for all the subjects/papers for which the candidate has been registered to appear….”

Six papers of ICSE 2020 are pending — geography, biology, economics, Group III elective, Hindi and art paper 4. The tests on these papers will be held between July 2 and July 12.

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