The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will conduct the board exams for class 10 and 12 from May 5 and April 8 respectively, news agency PTI reported quoting officials. 

CISCE will also communicate the exam results to heads of schools by July. 

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"The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), which is class 10 exam, will be conducted from May 5 to June 7. The Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC), which is class 12 exam, will be conducted from April 8 to June 16," CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon said. 

The class 12 exams will begin on April 8 with the Computer Science (Practical)-Planning Session, a 90-minute exam instead of the three hours for other subjects the next day. 

The class 10 exams will begin on May 5 with the English exam. 

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"The results will be issued through the convenors to the heads of schools by July· The results will not be available from office of council in New Delhi and no queries will be entertained from candidates, parents or guardians," Arathoon added. 

Last year's board exams were cancelled by the education board due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students evaluated on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme.

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According to the scheme, the assessment was based on the best three percentage marks obtained by students in subjects for which board exams were conducted along with internal assessment and project work. 

Last month, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also announced the dates for their delayed board exams for Class 10 and 12.