Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), positive cases are rising day-by-day across the world including India which has led to the postponement of various examinations. In most states, the government has ordered the closure of schools, colleges to prevent the spread of the virus.
School examinations till class 7 or 8 and college exams have also been cancelled.
Here is a list of the examinations that have been postponed in the country over the deadly virus outbreak.
CBSE Board Exams 2020
All the ongoing CBSE board exams of class 10th and 12th has been postponed till March 31. Moreover, during the period of March 19 to 31, the re-exams scheduled for northeast Delhi students will also be rescheduled. The revised date sheet will be out by March 31 after re-assessment of the situation.
ICSE Board Exams 2020
CISCE has postponed its ongoing board exams of class 10th and 12th from March 19 till March 31. The revised date sheet will be communicated in the due course of time till then they can check the official website regularly for updates.
JEE Main Exam 2020
National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the JEE Main April exam 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic. The exam was scheduled for April 5,7,9 and 11 however, the fresh schedule for JEE Main 2020 will be released on March 31. The JEE Main admit card 2020 that was slated to be released on March 20 has also been delayed to March 31.
NIOS Exams 2020
National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has postponed its ongoing practical exams for secondary and senior secondary public courses, on- demand exam (ODE) for secondary and senior secondary course exam from March 19 to 31.
IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur
In view of the rising cases of coronavirus pandemic, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur has suspended classes and postponed examinations till March 29. On the other hand, IIT-Delhi has also decided to suspend classes and exams till March 31
ITBP Constable Recruitment Exam
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has deferred a recruitment exam for the post of constable in the border guarding force due to coronavirus.
BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment Exam
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a notification informing candidates that the Assistant Engineer recruitment exam has been called off. The decision has been taken in the wake coronavirus to halt the spread, and closes the schools and educational institutes till March 31.
The exam was scheduled to be held on March 21, 22, 28 and 29. However, the commission is yet to announce the revised dates for the recruitment process.
Army Postpones All Recruitment Rallies By a Month
The Indian Army has postponed all recruitment rallies by a month and asked its personnel to travel if only necessary as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Delhi Higher Judicial Services Main Exam 2019
Delhi Higher Judicial Services Main Exam 2019 has been postponed to prevent and control the outbreak of coronavirus. The exam was scheduled to be held on March 14 and March 15. The notification has further stated that fresh examination dates will be out later.
Kerala PSC Postpones Recruitment Exams
Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has postponed several recruitment examinations in the view of rising cases of coronavirus in the southern state.
The PSC has deferred the following exams: dictation tests for Reporter Grade (2) Malayalam and Confidential Assistant Grade (2), and the OMR test of Police Constable (IRB) scheduled in March 2020.
The Kerala PSC has also delayed the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) slated to be held for the recruitment of Forest Driver, Civil Excise Officer (NCA-SCCC in Ernakulam district), Female Constable and Female Constable (NCA community).
All exams in Uttar Pradesh
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has declared the cancellation of exams in the state in the light of increasing cases of coronavirus. The UP government has also announced the closure of all educational institutions across the state till April 2.
Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Exam
The Jammu and Kashmir Police has informed about the postponement of J&K Constable Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) for recruitment of 02 Border Battalions owing to the prevailing situation due to coronavirus outbreak.
Haryana UDC, Assistant Linemen and instructor exams
Haryana Staff Selection Commission has declared cancellation of Upper Divisional Clerk (UDC), Assistant Lineman and instructor examination due to coronavirus.
Maharashtra Public Service Commission exams
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that Maharashtra Public Service Commission has been told to postpone its exams till March 31 owing to coronavirus outbreak.
MAH MCA CET 2020 exam
The Maharashtra government has rescheduled MAH MCA CET 2020 exam. The exam was scheduled to be held on March 28, but now as per the orders it will be conducted on April 30. The information is available on the official website of State Common Entrance Cell.
Aligarh Muslim University postpones admission tests
The office of the controller of examinations at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to postpone the admission tests for students seeking admission in Class VI and XI. The exam was slated to take place on March 22 and March 29. The officials will declare fresh dates shortly.