As the exams were cancelled due to the second wave of Covid-19, CICSE had set an assessment criteria to evaluate students. For ICSE, average marks of subjects scored by students in classes 9 and 10 were taken into consideration whereas for ISC, average marks scored by candidates in various exams in class 11 and 12 were taken into consideration, including marks scored in project work and practicals.
This year too CICSE did not issue any merit list. However, at many city schools, all students secured distinction and above. “CISCE has taken into account various factors before coming up with this formula for calculating the result. We have worked very diligently with our students last year though classes were online to ensure there were no learning gaps,” said Madhavi Chandra, principal of Gitanjali Devshala.
At Niraj Public School, 22 ICSE students secured 90% and above, 56 students secured 80-89% and two students secured 70-79%. In many other schools several students recorded above 90% marks. CICSE said that students who are unsatisfied with their result can make a written complaint to their respective schools. Schools have to go through complaints and submit them to CICSE by August 1.
“Truly a sigh of relief as declaration of results finally marks an end to this very challenging academic year. We are glad the council came up with a fair alternative marking scheme to ensure the career of students is not hampered,” said T Anil Israel, principal, Johnson Grammar School, Mallapur.