Chief ministers across the country are given written permission to open schools from Jan 4th

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Schools all over India affiliated to CBSE, CISCE or state boards have been closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Classes continued online, offline or in blended mode despite the closure, CISCE said.

CISCE, which conducts the ISC and ICSE board exams has written to the chief ministers of all states and union territories asking for permission to partially reopen schools from January 4 so that board exam students of classes 10 and 12 could participate in project works, practical works, SUPW, and doubt-clearing sessions.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) said in a statement that in case schools are allowed to reopen, they would follow all the safety guidelines and SOPs prescribed by the government.

CISCE has also asked the dates for the state elections to be held in April-May 2021 from the Chief Election Commissioner of India so that CISCE can finalise the ICSE board exam 2021 and ISC board exam 2021 dates, the commission said in their official statement.

“CISCE has also requested the Chief Election Commissioner of India to share the election dates of the States that are due to have their elections in the month of April-May 2021. This will enable CISCE to finalize schedules for ICSE-Class X ISC Class XII year 2021 examinations and to ensure that there are no clash of dates, interruption of the examinations or any inconvenience that may be faced by candidates taking these examinations,” the board said.