JEE Mains 2020, CBSE Board & University exams postponed till 31st March amid Corona outbreak

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday, 18 March, directed the CBSE and all educational institutions in the country to postpone exams till 31 March in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

"While 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 the ongoing examinations, including CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)board exams,NIOS and University exams  be postponed till March 31 and rescheduled thereafter," he added.

There is also anxiety among many students, parents and teachers which was reflected in their email to CBSE and on different social media platforms.

The official communication also states cancellation of JEE Mains 2020 on 3rd April, and rescheduling it afterwards. The Ministry instructed the education departments and examination boards to maintain regular communication with students and parents so as to reduce anxiety levels and maintain calm. 

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