Coronavirus: CBSE, NTA to work on revised exam schedule Directs HRD Ministry

  • 25Mar,2020
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    With this years schedule goes in vain due to (COVID-19) the HRD ministry has asked CBSE and National Testing Agency (NTA) to work on revised schedules for examinations following India imposes 21 day the extension of nationwide lockdown.

    According to a ministry senior official, all offices of MHRD and its autonomous institutions & subordinate offices shall remain closed for a period of 3 weeks, in compliance of the order dated 24.3.2020. He further stated that all officials and staff shall be working from home during this period. All financial matters related to releases, particularly clearance of pensions and salaries will be ensured by Bureau heads and Division heads.

    CBSE, NIOS and NTA should work on revised schedule of exams.

    Autonomous bodies and NCERT should draft alternate academic calendars, the official said

    Yesterday National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the helpline numbers of the exam associated with it such as JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, CMAT, etc. Aspirants can use these numbers in case of any queries related to the particular exam., Read Full Details

    Earlier as a precautionary meaasure to prevent the spread of coronavirus regulatory bodies had already allowed teaching and non-teaching staff of educational institutions to work from home. Now most of the officials are setting up offices in their homes too. 

    In its office memorandum, MHRD has issued orders to postpone all the meetings and video-conferencing in the Department of Higher Education, Department of School Education and Literacy and Ministry of Human Resource Development. MHRD has directed the institutions to take adequate precautionary measures to face the situation arising out of COVID-19. All the ongoing university and board examinations across the states have been postponed and will have to be rescheduled along with the evaluation work of the exams that have taken place. Meanwhile, all the educational institutions have been instructed to maintain regular communication with the students and teachers through electronic means and social media and keep them fully informed about any updates.

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