Advertisement
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Coronavirus: CBSE Board Exams, Engineering Entrances To Be Postponed Till March 31

The HRD secretary said that the new date of examination will be announced after March 31.

Coronavirus: CBSE Board Exams, Engineering Entrances To Be Postponed Till March 31
Coronavirus: CBSE Board Exams, Engineering Entrances To Be Postponed Till March 31
outlookindia.com
2020-03-19T09:53:29+05:30

The Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD) on Wednesday asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other educational institutions to postpone the ongoing class 10, 12 board and the JEE Main engineering entrance examinations till March 31 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Catch All Live Updates On Coronavirus HereHelpline Numbers For Coronavirus 

"While the maintenance of academic calendar and exam schedule is important, equally important is safety and security of students, who are appearing in various examinations as also of their teachers and parents," HRD Secretary Amit Khare said in an official communication.

"All ongoing examinations may be rescheduled after Marc 31. This would include CBSE, NIOS as also university exams. All evaluation work may be rescheduled after March 31," he said.

Stressing on JEE Mains, the HRD Secretary said: "Since JEE Mains may require travel by examinees to different towns and the dates may clash with rescheduled CBSE and other Board exams, therefore, JEE Mains should be rescheduled and the new date of JEE Mains will be announced on March 31 after re-assessment of situation."

"All ongoing CBSE examinations in India and abroad postponed till March 31 and will be rescheduled thereafter... after an assessment of the situation," CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.

A total of 151 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in India so far, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed. Three people have so far died of the infection in the country.

(With inputs from agencies)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement