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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: With the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown extended till May 3, the central government has deferred all the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examinations. The new dates will be announced after the end of 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 May 3, according to a Ministry of Personnel statement.

Also Read: SSC Recruitment: Commission Postpones Major Exams Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The new dates will be notified on the website of the Commission and its regional and sub-regional offices. "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 COVID-19 pandemic situation. 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."

SSC postpones exams

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.

Also Read: Breaking: UPSC Exam Schedule After COVID-19 Lockdown


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