New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), which conducts Class 10 and Class 12 examinations, on Monday said it waited for the CBSE’s decision on the moderation policy before declaring its results.

The CISCE conducts both the ICSE and ISC exams.

Last year, the ICSE (Class 10) and ISC (Class 12) results were declared on 6 May. However, this time the CISCE attributed “some" delay to the elections in five states—Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa—due to which the exam schedule was delayed.

“We waited for first the Delhi high court order and then for CBSE’s stand on the issue as the in-principle decision to scrap moderation policy was taken unanimously by 32 boards," said Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the Council.

The Council on Monday declared results for both class 12 and class 10, which saw a pass percentage of 96.47 and 98.53, respectively.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had on Sunday announced results for the class 12 examination registering a dip of over one per cent in the pass percentage.

The fate of the results was undecided till last Friday as the Delhi high court had ordered a stay on scrapping of the moderation policy of awarding of grace marks by the CBSE.

After contemplating moving the Supreme Court, the CBSE decided against it as the process would have delayed the results further.

Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar had on Sunday categorically said that the ministry will not intervene in the matter and it is for boards to take an academic call on the issue. PTI