New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: It seems like the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) might cancel the class 12 board exams this year in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as it has asked schools to submit the candidates' class 11 mark sheet along with their internal assessment marks in class 12.

CISCE Secretary Gerry Arathoon has sent a letter to all the principals of affiliated schools seeking information for class 12 students and asked them to upload class 12 student's consolidated mark sheet of 11th and 12th on the official website of the board by June 7.

"The CISCE is in the process of collating and collecting data from all our schools presenting candidates for the Class 12 examination. You are, therefore, requested to provide the requested information for Class 12 candidates," CISCE Secretary Gerry Arathoon said in a letter to school principals marked as "strictly confidential", as reported by news agency PTI.

As per reports, principals have been asked by the board to upload the average marks of subjects scored by the class 12 students in Class 11 (2019-20) and average scores of subjects in the internal assessment such as UT or pre-board conducted by the school during Class 12 (2020-21). The schools are supposed to submit the average scores of papers online through the internal assessment module on the CAREERS Portal.

The collection of data hints possible cancellation of the ISC exam 2021, however, CISCE Secretary Gerry Arathoon has not yet responded to this move.

Earlier, CISCE postponed the ISC exam, which was scheduled to be held from May 4, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the nation. Also, the board cancelled class 10 board exams and have decided to promote them on the basis of internal assessment.

Meanwhile, several state boards, such as Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and West Bengal, have decided to hold the class 12 board exams in June and July.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv