With the nationwide lockdown extended till 3 May, the central government has deferred all the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examinations. The new dates will be announced after the end of the lockdown.
The decision on fresh dates for the remaining Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination (Tier-I) 2019, Junior Engineer (Paper-I) Examination 2019, Stenographer Grade ''C & D'' Examination 2019 and the Skill Test for Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination 2018 will be taken after 3 May, the Ministry of Personnel said in a statement.
The rescheduled dates of these examinations will be notified on the websites of the commission and its regional/sub-regional offices, the statement added.
"Annual calendar of examinations, notified by the Commission, will also be reviewed in respect of the schedule of other examinations," it said.
The decision was taken at a special meeting of the SSC, convened to review the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In view of the lockdown restrictions, including social distancing norms, it was decided that "dates for all examinations, where candidates are required to travel, will be reviewed from time to time."
It was also decided that all SSC officers and staff members will contribute their one day's salary to the PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund).
(With inputs from IANS)
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