The CISCE declared the results for both the class 10 (ISC) and class 12 (ICSE) students. The board witnessed a pass percentage of 96.84% for its class 12 students. The board stated that it shall not release the ‘merit list’ quoting the toppers. It cited the reason as “exceptional circumstances”.
The results have been published on Friday afternoon. The board cancelled the pending exams for the classes and evaluated the grades on some special marking scheme. This method has been devised due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The strategy used for evaluation is by taking the average of the best three subject marks of the exams appeared by the students. Also, the projects and practical exams will be taken into consideration. A total pass percentage of 88,409 ISC candidates is 96.84%.
For Delhi-NCR specifically, the pass percentage was 97.97% of a total of 2,634 candidates for ISC, and 99.69% of 5,134 candidates for ICSE.
A statement issued by the CISCE chief executive read that “I would like to commend our candidates, who have shown exemplary resilience and fortitude during this crisis period, faced with the agony of a long wait for a possible delayed examination in the remaining papers, the subsequent prolonged wait for the results while simultaneously continuing their studies of the next class or preparing for the entrance examinations… Given the exemplary circumstances, this year CISCE will not be publishing for either the ISC and ICSE year 2020 examinations.”
The formula adopted by the board was considered to be fair as many school principals and teachers appreciated the method. Many schools have scored well in the ISC and ICSE standards.