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ICSE Class 10 and 12 results delay: For some students, it has been a long and agonising wait

No official updates by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on the results of ICSE Class 10 and Class 12 Exams is causing endless agony to students

education Updated: May 19, 2017 16:46 IST
No official updates by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on the  results of ICSE Class 10 and Class 12 Exams is causing endless agony to students
No official updates by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on the results of ICSE Class 10 and Class 12 Exams is causing endless agony to students (HT Photo/Pratham Gokhale)

The students were tense. It was May 15, at a popular public school in Kolkata. The assembly hall was packed as everyone waited for an important announcement. At 8 am, the students were told that their exam results would be out in the afternoon. Then, at 11 am, a teacher strode in and announced that the school had contacted the Council for the Indian School Certificate Education (which conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate examinations for Class 10 and Class 12, respectively) and had learnt that the results had been postponed. Confused muttering ensued and the students packed up and left for home, yet again, to suffer and agonize over the next date.

No official updates by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on the results of ICSE Class 10 and Class 12 exams, 2017, is causing endless agony to students Even now, the CISCE has not released a definitive date for the release of results. The only statement that has come out has been that ‘students will be notified 48 hours in advance’. The problem with that: it could be three days from now, or 30.

A student of Shri Ram, an ISCE school based in Gurgaon, said, “I’ve never been this apprehensive about anything before, and the uncertainty with the dates doesn’t help. And it’s not only me. Even my parents are pretty scared about the results, especially since no one knows when they will actually be declared. The mental preparation required before the results simply can’t be done without warning.”

Board result declaration is often considered to be the most stressful time of students’ lives, and for good reason. Repetitive delays are only leading to increased stress. With the World Hypertension Day just passing by, maybe it’s time for the CISCE to put an end to that agony.

The author is currently studying in the 11th grade at the Shri Ram School, Moulsari. An avid reader, he enjoys Model UNs and creative writing, as well as the odd game of neighbourhood football.