Exams postponed in India 2021: List of major exams postponed due to Covid 19

NEW DELHI: Due to the present worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, many exams have been postponed or cancelled across the nation.

Recently, various boards including the Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) decided to cancel the class 10 and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams scheduled to be held in May amid rising Covid-19 cases.

Following are the major examinations that have been postponed:


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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main April exam 2021

National Testing Agency (NTA) postponed the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2021 April session scheduled to be for April 27, 28, and 30.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate (NEET PG 2021)

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate exam scheduled for April 18 has been postponed amid surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. A new date will be announced later.

UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)

Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Tuesday announced that the UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) scheduled to be held from May 2 to 17 has been postponed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Revised dates will be announced 15 days before the exam.

Union Public Service Commission’s EPFO exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has put off the entrance exam for the recruitment 421 Enforcement Officer – Accounts Officer till further notice. The UPSC EPFO recruitment test was scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Commission will announce a new date in due course.

UPSC civil service examination 2020 interviews

The Union Public Service Commission has postponed the Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates of the Civil Services Examination, 2020 scheduled from 26th April 2021 to 18th June 2021 till further orders.

Navodaya School class VI entrance exam

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has put off the Class 6 entrance examination scheduled to be conducted on May 16, 2021. The rescheduled date will be notified at least 15 days before the date of the selection test.

Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam

The Staff Selection Commission has decided to defer the Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination (Tier-I), 2020 with effect from April 20, 2021. Fresh dates for the balance candidates of the said examination will be intimated in due course.

Indian Air Force STAR 01/2021

Indian Air Force (IAF) has postponed the STAR 01/2021 automated e-Pariksha due to the current covid 19 situation. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held from April 18 to 24, which has now been deferred.

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Entrance Exam scheduled from June 20 to July 11

Aligarh Muslim University postponed the admission test scheduled to be held between June 20 to July 11 for the session 2021-22. The fresh schedule for the admission test for the session 2021-22 will be notified in the due course of time.

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET)

National Testing Agency has rescheduled the date of the Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) 2021. As per the revised schedule, UPCET 2021 will be held on June 15.

Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2021

University of Mysore has put off the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2021 scheduled to be held on April 25. According to the notice released by the varsity, the new exam dates will be announced soon.

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Ph.D. Entrance Exams

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has postponed the Ph.D. entrance tests in view of an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital.

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