The Central Board of Secondary Education and the National Testing Agency on Wednesday postponed the board examinations and the Joint Entrance Exam in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
”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.
”All ongoing evaluation work will be suspended during the period,” he added.
The CBSE announcement came following a directive from the HRD ministry saying exams are important but safety and security of students and teachers is equally important.
”The JEE-Main exam has been postponed. The new date will be decided in accordance with the board exams schedule and other competitive exams to ensure there is no clash,” a senior NTA official said.
The exam was earlier scheduled from April 5-11.