ICSE Board Exam 2020: In a bizarre incident, a reputed private school in Kolkata, St Augustine’s Day School, has asked the parents to get their wards checked for Coronavirus infection if they wish for them to appear in the pending ICSE and ISC Examinations to be conducted in the month of July.

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The school has asked the parents to submit the COVID-19 Test Reports of their wards to the school authorities latest by 25th June 2020. The notice released on the school’s website reads that “Should your ward be interested in the examination, parents are requested to go for a COVID TEST for your ward and get a negative result, which will help all the students appearing the Examination and minimizing the risk of all the other people who are involved in conducting the ICSE (or ISC) Examination 2020 for the revised dates.”


ICSE Board: School Has Its Own Reasons Behind This Decision

When contacted, the principal of the school informed the media that this step is necessary to ensure the safety of other students and staff members to be present during the examinations. He said that as the school is located in a containment zone, these precautions are absolutely essential. Check Also | ICSE Board Exam 2020 To Be Held In Maharashtra In July 2020, CISCE Board Confirms To Bombay HC

The notice further reads that the parents need to submit the consent regarding the decision to appear for the examinations by 19th June 2020. It has also been informed that if any student does not wish to appear for the examinations, then the marks scored by them in the pre-board examinations will be considered as final and the result will be based on the pre-board marks.

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The decision of the Kolkata School To Ask for COVID 19 Reports has taken everyone else by surprise. A member of the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, West Bengal said that they have no information regarding any other school having imposed the same condition for candidates interested in appearing for the exams. Check Results 2020 >> HPBOSE 12th Results 2020 (Out): HP Board 12th Result Declared, Direct Link To Check 12th Result

The decision has been ridiculed by another Principal of a school in South Kolkata and he was quoted as saying, “Absolutely ridiculous and unfair to the children. Can a school do this to its students? Instead, they could have used thermal guns to check the body temperature of candidates at the gate and keep a medical helpdesk nearby.”


CBSE Result 2020: There is now an extremely important piece of news for all the class 10th and 12th students who had appeared for the board examinations conducted by CBSE. As per the latest information shared by the HRD Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the students can expect their Exam Results for class 10th and 12th CBSE Exams by 15th August 2020. Check | CBSE Class 12th Improvement Results 2020 (Released): Apply For Verification

He said during a discussion that, “We hope that the results of both 10th and 12th classes will be declared by August 15. These include the results of previous exams and the results of examinations in July.” The results for both the classes will be declared within a gap of a few days on the official website of CBSE. Students must therefore log-on to the official website of CBSE as soon as the results are declared and download the same for future reference. 

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The HRD Minister further added that the government has not yet set any firm date for the re-opening of the schools. But he indicated that if the situation normalizes, then the schools across the country can be reopened in the month of August. During a discussion, he stated that “after August the process of opening schools will be started.” The government will assess the ground situation before re-opening the schools. Moreover, the new session at the universities is also expected to resume from August onwards.

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Delhi Government Writes To The HRD Ministry

Recently, the education minister in the Delhi Government, Mr. Manish Sisodia communicated his thoughts to the HRD Ministry regarding the reopening of the schools. His letter read that “Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said some time ago that we have to learn to live with coronavirus. So it would be better to open schools with proper safety measures.” He further added that “First of all, we have to assure every child that they are important to us. Check >> HPBOSE 12th Results 2020 (Out): HP Board 12th Result Declared, Direct Link To Check 12th Result

Everyone has equal rights over the physical and intellectual environment of his school. Education cannot progress beyond online classes only. It would be impossible to pursue education only by calling older children to school and keeping younger children at home.”

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Private Schools Also In Touch With The HRD Ministry

Several private schools are in touch with the government over the matter of the re-opening of the schools. They have suggested various ways in which the classroom sessions can be resumed. But the government is apparently in no rush to resume the classes as of now. Their priority is first to conduct the pending board exams between 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020 and then declare the final results for the students. Any decision regarding the reopening of the schools will be taken only after the results for class 10th and 12th board exams have been declared. 

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Due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus infection in the country, schools have been shut from Mid-March, and all the examinations have been canceled. The same has been the case for Madhya Pradesh. But this lockdown and cancellation of examinations have left the students starting at an uncertain future. Finally, there are some positive developments for students of Class 1st to 8th In Madhya Pradesh.

As per the Latest Notification of Rajya Shiksha Kendra from the Madhya Pradesh Education Department, a general order has been issued for the promotion of students from 1st class to 8th class to the respective next class without exception. So, for the new academic year, students of these classes will now by default be promoted to the next class.


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Necessary instructions have been conveyed to the district collectors by the commissioner of the Rajya Shiksha Kendra, Mr. Lokesh Jatav. They have been asked to take the required actions. He has specified that all the schools where examinations for class 1st to 8th were held before 19th March 2020, will be declaring their results as per the prevailing rules.


But no students will be detained in any of these classes as a rule. Schools where the annual examinations had been canceled or not completed, will have to promote the students from these classes based on their performance in their monthly, half-yearly, or internal assessment as per the Right to Education Act. Now that the government has taken a decision to promote the students to the next class, students should continue their studies with the provided Online Learning Resources.


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Students from class 8th will also be receiving elementary education certificates. As per the instructions from the Rajya Shiksha Kendra, teachers have been given instructions to place a “dash” in the column for the annual exam for the entire session in the report card. He further added that the students from class 5th to class 8th will now be promoted based on their performance in internal, monthly, or half-yearly assessment.

The report cards of the students, as well as the transfer certificates, will also bear the seal and signature of the principal of the school where the following remark will be endorsed on the respective document.

“Promotion due to Corona Lockdown for Infection Prevention.”

This decision from the Madhya Pradesh Government is in line with the decision taken by many other state governments wherein students from class 1st to 9th, and class 11th has been promoted to the next class without conducting the examination. But in some states, school examination boards are conducting exams for class 11th students along with exams for class 10th and 12th students as well.




Ever since the nationwide lockdown has been implemented, all the schools and colleges in the country have been closed to control the spread of the infection. But in order to ensure that the academic session goes on as smoothly as possible, the Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been conducting live webinars regularly wherein he shares important information and updates regarding the government’s decisions relating to the education sector.


In his previous webinars, he interacted with parents and teachers, but now in his next webinar, he will be interacting with the teachers. The live webinar will be conducted on May 14, 2020, wherein the minister will interact with the teachers and also answer their queries.


HRD Minister Webinar: Great Opportunity For Teachers

While announcing the webinar, the HRD Ministry urged the teachers to participate in the webinar and raise their queries. The twee from the HRD Ministry read that “Teachers; we understand that teaching during #lockdown comes with its own set of challenges. Keeping this in mind, Education Minister @DrRPNishank will be hosting a webinar exclusively for you on May 14 | 12.00 Noon.


Share your queries with him using #EducationMinisterGoesLive.” There is a lot of excitement regarding the webinar as in previous webinars; the HRD Minister had shared some important updates like dates for JEE Mains 2020, NEET 2020, and CBSE Examinations. Regarding the announcement of college exam dates, it has been informed that the decision will be made by the respective universities as per the guidelines issued by the UGC.


The HRD Minister himself tweeted that, I have always had a special place for teachers in my heart, and hence I am very excited to announce my next webinar exclusively for teachers on May 14 at 12 noon. Looking forward to receiving your queries and suggestions.” Teachers have been encouraged to post their questions and queries to the minister during the webinar. Teachers will have to use the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive to join the webinar and post their queries.


HRD Minister Webinar: Interactive session on May 11, 2020

In the series of webinars being conducted by the HRD Minister, another webinar has been scheduled for May 11, 2020. The topic of the webinar is higher education post-COVID 19, and it will commence at 04.00 PM.


On the announcement of this webinar, the Association of Indian Universities tweeted, “Please join the interactive session with the Hon’ble HRM @DrRPNishank on Higher Education post COVID19 era on May 11 at 04.00 PM at http://facebook.com/cmnishank.” The Association of Indian Universities is organizing this interaction between the HRD Minister and the VCs of the universities. The interaction can be accessed through the official Facebook page of the HRD ministry