The options are being weighed to give marks to the students based on the results of the past 3 years i.e, 9,10 and 11. A notification has been sent to schools in this regard. Though most states have backed CBSE’s option for a truncated exam, a few states disagreed and some demanded vaccination of candidates and staff before holding the exams. While students have also approached the judiciary and are active on Twitter demanding cancellation, a notification of CISCE (which conducts ICSE and ISC exams) — meant for schools — called for submission of candidate marks in previous classes and got posted on social media, only to be deleted in minutes. Even as major parts of the country are still in lockdown or partial lockdown, hectic last-minute parleys are on regarding a final call to be taken on the fate of the Class 12 boards, especially those to be conducted by the CBSE. Interestingly, a document, dated May 27, on the letterhead of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations stated that the board has begun the data collection exercise by asking schools to collate data about average marks of subjects scored by students in Class 11 as well as in various examinations and internal tests conducted during the session in Class 12. While a CISCE official didn’t confirm or deny sending the “strictly confidential” letter, schools confirmed having received the same.
May 30, 2021, 09:22AM ISTSource: TOI.in