Hyderabad: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on 16 April announced that ICSE, class X examinations, and ISC, class 12 examinations, have been deferred for the time being due to the pandemic.

The exams were scheduled to be held from 4 May.

The new dates will be announced later after taking stock of the situation, the Council said on Friday.

In its notice, Council secretary Gerry Arathoon clarified that while class 12 exams will be held at a later date, class 10 students can choose to not appear in the exam at all when the offline exam takes place later. In that case, a fair and unbiased criterion will be developed for the evaluation. But those who want to write the exams can do so when new dates for the offline exams are announced.

On Thursday the Telangana government had cancelled the Secondary Schol Certificate examinations and postponed the second-year intermediate examination.

Earlier, the Central government had cancelled the CBSE class X exams and postponed the class XII exams. The Centre has also postponed NEET-PG 2021 that was scheduled for 18 April.

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