IB cancels board exams in India, schools will follow non-exam route to promote students

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, the International Baccalaureate today decided to cancel counseling exams in India. Students will either be promoted to the next class or receive their certificate of completion based on their courses and expected grades.

After the CBSE and several state councils, the IB also decided to abolish board exams and take an alternative approach to publishing student results.

“The IB has informed schools of our decision not to hold exams in India due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and following ongoing conversations with our schools, associations and school boards. We intend for student results in India to be awarded using the course grades and grades scheduled for the May 2021 session, as described in the award model outlined in February. For more details on the May 2021 session, students, parents and teachers are encouraged to speak to their school’s IB coordinator, ”the board said in an official statement.

The board said that while students in the IBDP (equivalent to class 12) can take the route without exams, those in the middle years program (which includes class 10) will be given alternative tasks for the process of Evaluation.

Students are now waiting for the CISCE update for the ICSE and ISC 2021 board exams. According to the current schedule, the ICSE or Class 10 exam would start on May 4 and end on June 7, while the ISC or Class 12 would start on April 8 and end on June 18, 2021.

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