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HRD ministry directs CBSE, NTA for alternative calendar

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Amid coronavirus lockdown, the HRD ministry has asked various agencies to work on revised schedules of exams. The directive has been given will to Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE, National Institute Open Schooling and National Testing Agency or NTA.

Various examinations are postponed in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

The autonomous bodies are also asked to draft alternate academic calendars for students.

Earlier, the CBSE had postponed its exams scheduled till March 31 and revised dates will be announced later after analysing the situation.

The HRD ministry had also postponed the JEE Main exams which was scheduled for April.

“The HRD ministry has also directed that CBSE, NIOS and NTA should work on revised schedule of exams. Autonomous bodies and NCERT should draft alternate academic calendars,” the HRD ministry said.

The HRD ministry has also said that in compliance of the order issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, all offices of Ministry of HRD and its autonomous institutions and subordinate offices will remain closed for 21 days across the country.

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