In the wake of the rapid surge in Covid 19 cases, the Kerala Public Service Commission written examinations and interviews that were scheduled from April 20 to April 30 in the state has been postponed. The decision was made by the PSC chairman. The revised schedule will be released later.
On Sunday, all offline universities, including Kerala University, MG University and Kerala Technology University postponed their examinations. According to reports, the Kerala University is most likely to begin the reschedule exams from May 10. Online exams will be held in the usual procedure.
Meanwhile, the third session of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) that was scheduled to be held yesterday, was postponed. The session was originally scheduled to be held from 27 April to 30 April. Revised dates for the JEE (Main) will be announced at least 15 days before the exam, Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced
"Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) - 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia''s and my prime concerns right now," Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted.
Earlier, CBSE class 10 board exams that was scheduled to start in May were called off and Class 12 exams have been deferred because of a nationwide Covid surge that had led to demands by parents, students, politicians and various states for a government rethink.