CBSE, ICSE, ISC postpone board exams indefinitely due to coronavirus, new dates awaited; list of exams deferred
Most board examinations and entrance tests in India have been postponed due to the rapid spread of novel coronavirus. So far, over 160 people has tested positive for COVID-19 in the country and three lives have been lost.
Most board examinations and entrance tests in India have been postponed due to the rapid spread of novel coronavirus . So far, over 160 people has tested positive for COVID-19 in the country and three lives have been lost.
Here's a list of examinations that have been postponed, deferred or rescheduled due to the virus outbreak.
ICSE and ISC Examination
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has postponed all ICSE and ISC exams that were scheduled to be present between 19 and 31 March. The board said that it will announce the revised dates once the situation improves.
CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Board Examination
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also cancelled all Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations that were scheduled between 19 and 31 March.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has asked all the schools, universities, engineering and technical institutes to postpone and reschedule all the examinations and entrance tests after 31 March.
JEE Main Examination
The National Testing Agency has also been asked to reschedule the upcoming JEE Main exam. The new dates will be announced after re-assessment of the situation on 31 March.
IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur
All classes and examinations at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has been suspended and postponed till March 29. IIT-Delhi too will have no classes and exams till 31 March.
ITBP Constable Recruitment Exam
The exam for the recruitment of constables, scheduled for March 22, has been postponed by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment Exam
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has called off the examination for the recruitment of Assistant Engineer. The exam was to be held on 21, 22, 28 and 29 March.
Delhi Higher Judicial Services Main Exam 2019
The Delhi Higher Judicial Services Main Exam 2019 which was scheduled for 14 and 15 March has also been postponed by the Delhi High Court.
Maharashtra Public Service Commission exams
The Maharashtra Public Service Commission exams have also been deferred till 31 March.
MAH MCA CET 2020 exam
The MAH MCA CET 2020 which was scheduled on March 28 has been deferred. The Maharashtra government will now conduct the exam on April 30.
Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Exam
The J&K Constable Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) for recruitment of 02 Border Battalions have also been put off.
The Class 10 exams will end on 7 June while the Class 12 last paper will be conducted on 14 June
In her letter to the minister, she said by forcing children to sit for these exams during a raging pandemic, the Centre and the CBSE board will be held responsible if any exam centre becomes a COVID-19 hotspot
CBSE Board examination news: Class 10 exams cancelled, Class 12 exams postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases
The decision regarding the board examinations was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi