PSEB Punjab Board Exam 2020 postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab School Examination Board (PSEB) has decided to postpone the ongoing board examinations until 31st March, as a part of the precautionary measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The PSEB has become the fifth major board to postpone the Board exams in two days after CBSE, CISCE, RBSE and MPBSE.

The PSEB official notification reads, “As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the country, state governments have swung into action to implement several precautionary measures to ensure social distancing to ensure that the Coronavirus outbreak doesn’t spread among the people. In line with this, the Punjab Board has decided to postpone all the practical board exams for Class 8 as well as the scheduled written exams for Classes 5, 10 and 12 until 31st March 2020. Punjab Board is expected to announce revised dates for Punjab 10th and 12th Board Exam 2020 soon.”

With rumours and misinformation doing rounds around COVID-19 and the Board Exams that are to be held in near future; the Punjab Board has asked students and their parents to only refer to the official website to get any updates related to it. The Board has also informed the students that revised dates for the Punjab Board Exam 2020 will be announced only after 31st March 2020 and will be published as a notification for revised date sheet on pseb.ac.in.

Apart from this, the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab will also stop all public transport across the state from midnight, Buses, auto-rickshaws and tempos will not be allowed to ply in the state from Friday as precautionary measures. It was also decided to limit public gathering to 20 people and shut wedding halls, hotels and restaurants, except home delivery services and takeaways across the state.

Earlier in the day, Govind Singh Dotasra, Minister for Education, Rajasthan, said in a statement that the Class 10, 12, 5 and 8 board exams conducted by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education or RBSE have been put on hold till further orders.

Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh Secondary Education Board has also postponed the state board examinations scheduled till March 31.

CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education has also cancelled all board exams which were scheduled between March 19 and March 31. Not only board exams, but the Ministry of Human Resource Development asked all schools, universities, and other institutes to cancel all scheduled exams and entrance exams like JEE mains till March 31.

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has also cancelled the board examinations for class 12 and class 10 students scheduled between March 19 and March 31. The revised dates to conduct the remaining papers will be announced by the Council later.

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