CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) announced on March 18, 2020 that a decision has been taken to postpone the 10th and 12th board exams till March 31, 2020. The decision was taken as a result of Government order from MHRD and also as a safety measure against corona virus scare. Revised date sheet for CBSE Board Exam 2020 will be announced after reassessment of the situation.
Apart from Class 10th and 12th of exams for CBSE schools, the order is also applicable to exams organised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) and all autonomous organisations under the education ministry.
Details about MHRD Notification
The notification arrived just in time, as the total number of coronavirus cases has been incresed to 151 in the country on Wednesday. The press release on March 18, 2020 confirmed that all ongoing examinations of the board for class 10th and 12th which were scheduled between March 19, 2020 to March 30, 2020 will be rescheduled after March 31, 2020. It also clarified that exams in North East Delhi which were rescheduled because of violent clashes shall be further rescheduled. As per the notice, all paper evaluation work will be suspended till March 31, 2020.
Reschedule of JEE Main 2020 April session
In pursuit of the MHRD notice dated March 18, 2020, National Testing Agency, the regulating body for JEE Main 2020, has postponed the ensuing JEE (Main) April 2020 examinations scheduled on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th April 2020. The revised dates will be announced after March 31, 2020. Issue of admit cards are suspended till March 31, 2020. Due to the postponment of CBSE exams, there are high chances of datesheet clashes with JEE Main, which is also a reason for rescheduling JEE Main 2020 April session.