SSC Recruitment: Commission Postpones Major Exams Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

New Delhi: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Thursday postponed its key recruitment examinations as a preventive measure to check the spread of novel coronavirus.

“As a precautionary measure, in view of the emergent situation due to COVID-19, it has been decided by the Commission, in the larger public interest, to postpone the ongoing Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination (Tier-I), 2O19 with effect from March 20, 2020,” it said in an order.

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Similarly, the Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying & Contract) Examination (Paper-I) 2019, scheduled to commence from March 30, 2020, has also been postponed, the SSC said.

Fresh schedules for these examinations will be announced in due course, it said.

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“Candidates are advised to visit the website of the Commission regularly for updates,” the SSC said.