Elections to affect ICSE, ISC, CBSE Board Exams Schedule

The Election Commission had recently announced the dates of Assembly Elections for five States – Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. The voting dates have been fixed from 11th of February to the 8th March and while this election is of utmost importance, CISCE is planning to tweak the exam dates for its annual ICSE and ISC 2017 board exam accordingly.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) had announced the dates of Class X (ICSE) and Class XII (ISC) annual exams. ISC or Indian School Certificate Examination was scheduled from the 6th February while ICSE or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education was scheduled from the 27th February. Both the considered dates will go through a new schedule owing to the upcoming elections in five States. The new dates have not been decided upon yet, but it is most likely to be postponed.

Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive of CISCE announced the plan of rescheduling the board examinations in a recent meeting. The board doesn’t want any clash between the polling dates and the papers scheduled. As per the declared date sheet, ISC’s Art Paper 1 and Computer Science Paper 2 were clashing with the polls of 11th February and 15th February respectively. More papers have been seen following the same revamp.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on the other hand, is silent on the dates. As the Board Exam dates of CBSE haven’t been announced so far, there are possible chances that the dates will be in favor of students as well will be kept away from the election dates. Having not announced the dates yet gives CBSE the upper hand in avoiding conflict with the elections ahead.

The latest reports say the CBSE is mulling to hold the board exams from 1st March, as per its normal schedule. The complete time table is expected to be out this week.

New dates for ISCE and ISC will be announced soon. We hope the dates don’t disappoint the students who had already been impacted psychologically by this news.

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