The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE ) will be conducting compartment and improvement exams for class 10th and 12th from October 6 to 9, the board released on Wednesday. The results would be announced on October 17, it said.
“Candidates must reach the examination centre well ahead of time to ensure staggered movement and smooth entry to avoid overcrowding. While candidates are required to carry masks and sanitiser, use of gloves is optional,” CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon said.
The board announced results for class 10 and 12 exams in July but decided against bringing out a merit list this year because of “exceptional circumstances”.
Although the board recorded the overall pass percentage of 99.34 per cent for class 10th exams, up by 0.8 per cent from last year, the pass percentage for the class 12 exams stood at 96.84 per cent, recording a marginal increase.
The board had to scrap its remaining exams due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the result was prepared based on an alternate assessment scheme decided by it.
Under the scheme, candidate’s marks were assessed on the basis of the best three percentage marks obtained in subjects for which board exams were held. The marks of their internal assessment as well as project work were taken into account.
The exams that were previously delayed due to the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, were slated from July 1 to 14.
The CISCE later released that class 10th and 12th students can choose not to appear for the pending board exams and be marked as per their performance in pre-board exams or internal assessment.
But the exams were cancelled in view of the COVID-19 cases.