List of Exams Postponed Due to Corona Virus – The Covid-19 cases in India are steadily increasing and exams all over the country – whether it is board exams, entrance exams, recruitment exams or school and college exams – have been postponed. Here’s a list of all exams postponed in India because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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The number of Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in India have been steadily rising and with it has come government orders to postpone all exams of every board and even recruitment, entrance and college exams till after 31st March 2020 when the situation will be assessed again.
While this order from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will throw a lot of plans into disarray, the measures are now mandatory to avoid a situation where a number of people have to gather together. Social distancing measures are now being strongly encouraged and everyone is being advised to not get out of their homes.
Here is a list of exams which have been postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak:
National Level Entrance Exams
MHRD has ordered to reschedule the JEE Main 2020. The exam was to take place on 5, 7, 9 and 1 April 2020. However, the new exam dates will be announced after 31st March 2020.
List of Recruitment Exams
- ITBP Recruitment Exam Postponed
- RBI Assistant Main Exam to be held on 29th March 2020.
- Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Postpones Recruitment Exam
- Delhi Higher Judicial Services Main 2019 Exam Postponed
- Kerala PSC Postpones Recruitment Exam
- SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has postponed the SSC CHSL 2019 exam and the Junior Engineer Engineer exam. The new dates will be announced soon.
List of School and College Level Exams
- Tamil Nadu Class 10th exams have been postponed.
- West Bengal 12th board exams postponed.
- Maharashtra SSC (10th) exams have been postponed until further notice
- Kerala Class 10th and 12th Exams 2020 have been postponed. Revised dates soon.
- Telangana SSC exams 2020 have been postponed. The exam that is scheduled for 21st March 2020 will be conducted as usual. The rest of the exams have been postponed due to Coronavirus. New dates will be out soon.
- UGC has asked all the Universities and Colleges to postpone exams till 31st March 2020.
- CBSE Board Exams for class 10th and class 12th postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak.CBSE announced that the examinations scheduled from March 19 to 31 have been postponed for both Class 10th and Class 12th students.
- Class 8th exams cancelled in Goa
- All UP govt school students of classes 1 to 8 to get promoted without exams. Schools shut till 2nd April 2020
- Department of Higher Odisha, Semester Exams Postponed Except Final Semester/Annual Exam
- Nagpur University Exams Postponed
- Karnataka Classes 7-9 Exams Postponed but no Changes in SSLC Dates
- IIT Kanpur Exams Cancelled till 31st March 2020
- ICSE and ISE Exams Postponed till 31st March 2020
- Rajasthan university postpones exams till 31st March 2020
- JKBOSE Board Exams Postponed due to Coronavirus. New dates will be out soon.
- Chattisgarh and Punjab Board Postpone Class 10th and 12th exams. New exam dates soon.
- Rajasthan Board has postponed 10th and 12th exams. New dates soon.
- Madhya Pradesh Class 10th & 12th board exams postponed. Fresh dates soon.
List of State-Level Entrance Exams/ Admission Tests
- GUJCET 2020 has been postponed.
- MAH MCA 2020 has been postponed.
- Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Admission Tests Cancelled
- Bihar D.El.Ed Joint Entrance Exam 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus. The exam was scheduled for 28th March 2020.
- Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has postponed the examination for more than 1.3 lakh students of UG courses.
- OJEE 2020 exam postponed, fresh dates not announced yet.
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
#1. Wash your hands frequently
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
#2. Maintain social distancing
- Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
#3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
#4. Practice respiratory hygiene
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
#5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
#6. Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
- Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
- Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading
- Follow the guidance outlined above.
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
- If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.