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Covid19 Pandemic and Education System in India. (UPSC, SSC JEE, NEET Exams Postponed)


The Covid19 Pandemic has disrupted many areas of life, the education sector is definitely playing on the edges as all Universities, Colleges and schools not only closedown, all major  exams are postponed.

The good thing is that Eduation Department is trying their best and the normal classes have been supplemented with online classes, Zoom lectures and books have been shifted to PDF.

During this time, even though education is affected, the government and education sector is trying very hard to recover the losses. Afterall it’s about the well being of the future generation of our country, we can’t let it slip like that.

In lieu of the facts, there has been a series of postponing of major exams going on starting from CA exams, NEET, IIT-JEE, and much more going up to 10th standard board exams.

List of Major Exams Postponed

UPSC Civil Services Prelims

The UPSC Candidates were in dire stress due to the exam previously scheduled for May 31st, 2020, which could have resulted in a bad situation for them. But it has been postponed with no current dates assigned of yet read here. The new date for exams would be announced on May 20th.

Staff Selectioin Commission:

SSC has come up with exam postponement, reshedule notice one after and other and even stop the ongoing exam and postponed the remaining days of Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination (Tier-I) 2019 & Skill test for CHSL 2018 Exam

NEET 2020

The original date for the exam was 3rd May but due to the pandemic, it was in discussion to shift it to the month of June, read here. But on 5th May, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal confirmed the date to be the 26th of July. The NTA had announced to extend the online application form editing option from 1st April to 3rd May and has since been closed. The HRD Minister also holds live sessions to answer the queries of parents and students.

JEE Mains and Advance:

The earlier schedule was to give the exams in the month of April and May, which could not have been possible due to long drawn lockdown. Now, the new dates for JEE Mains would be between July 18 to July 23 and JEE Advanced will likely be held in August. The students have been waiting since April to give the test.

CBSE Board Exams

The HRD Minister stated that no Class Xth Board Exams would be held this year except for the students of northeast Delhi. For whom the exams would be conducted and apt time would be given as well.There has not been any guideline or criteria as of how the students would get promoted this year. This might come in another update.

As for the Class XII Board Exam, CBSE is likely to hold the remaining Class 12 papers in the first two weeks of July and a revised syllabus might be applied for 2021.


Exam likely to be held after 15 June or month of June 2020 says HRD Minister.

CA Exams

ICAI earlier decided on having the exams on June 19th but due to continued effects of the Pandemic, it has now been shifted to 29th July

Delhi University (May/June Semester End Examination)

Due to improper following of curriculum during the Pandemic, the pre-scheduled exams have been postponed with no new dates assigned as of yet.

CFA Exams

The CFA exams were to be held in June 2020 but due to the pandemic, it has been moved onto the next two available slots which are December 2020 and June 2021. The Institute has announced that the CFA Level 1 exam will be transitioned to Computer-Based testing from 2021.

NDA Exams

NDA 1 2020 exam which was scheduled to be conducted on April 19 has been postponed till further notice by UPSC. The new exam dates will be announced soon by the commission. NDA admit card has also been delayed.

CLAT Exams

The exam was to be conducted on May 10 and due to the ongoing pandemic has been postponed to June 21, postponing it for the second time previously postponed to May 24.

The last date to submit the CLAT 2020 application form has also been further extended from April 25 to May 18.

The exams that have been postponed such as NEET and JEE-Mains would be setting some new rules for this year’s examination. The syllabus would be reduced for the students to lower their burdens. Other exams might also get this kind of benefits but no confirmation on the same has been given yet.


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