New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has allowed students to appear for the pending board exams from the city they are in at present and also given an option to candidates to take up the exam later during compartmental tests, according to officials.
The exams, which were postponed in view of a nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, have been scheduled from July 1 to 14.
However, many students have moved to different locations after the lockdown came into effect on March 25.
“We have received requests from schools and parents for a change in the candidate’s exam centre. To ensure that students who are not present in the district where their school is located, the candidates have been allowed to appear for the remaining examinations from an exam centre located in a CISCE-affiliated school in the location they are in,” said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary, CISCE.
Students who are unable to appear for the remaining exams due to COVID-19 will be permitted to take the exams at the time of conduct of compartmental tests, he added.
The students have been asked to make request for change in the exam centre by June 7 with their respective schools.
The Council has also asked schools to ensure social distancing is followed and directed candidates to carry hand sanitisers and wear face masks.
Unlike the CBSE, which will conduct the pending exams in only 29 subjects crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions, the CISCE will hold all pending exams.
The pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams are scheduled from July 1 to 15. The CBSE has already announced that the students who have moved to a different district or state during the lockdown can take the pending exams from their present location.