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MHRD reschedules JEE Main, CBSE Board and NIOS exams due to COVID-19

NEW DELHI: As further precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 breakout, the ministry of human resource development on Wednesday stated that all ongoing exams should be rescheduled. Following the directions of the MHRD, CBSE has decided to postpone all the exams between March 19 and 31, 2020. The board will announce the new schedule likely on March 31, 2020.

The move will have a cascading effect as NIOS exams and JEE (main) too have been rescheduled. As per the directions issued by Amit Khare, secretary, HRD, the university exams too are to be postponed. As a fall out, the college/ university admissions too are likely to be delayed this year.

However, ICSE and ISC exams have not been postponed yet.

CBSE in its notification stated that along with the exams scheduled between March 19 and 31, 2020, the rescheduled examinations for the North East Delhi candidates will be rescheduled. Along with that the ongoing evaluation process has been put on hold and will be rescheduled post March 31, 2020.

NIOS too postponed the dates. Early on Wednesday the Apex committee of NIOS decided not to change the dates. However following the directions, CB Sharma, chairperson of NIOS told TOI

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