Concerns about the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana have resulted in the postponement of several key exams in the state.
The Telangana Social Welfare Residential Junior Colleges Common Entrance Test (TSWRJC-CET) for 2021 for admission into first-year intermediate courses (arts, science and vocational) at the state's social welfare residential educational institutions, which was earlier scheduled for April 4, was today postponed indefinitely. The new date for the exam will be released later.
The Navodaya Vidya Samithi, an autonomous body under the Centre's education department, has also pushed back the date for its Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST). The exam is taken by fifth-standard students seeking admission into the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
However, the reason for the postponement is not the spike in Covid-19 cases.
An official communique on the matter states, "The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test, which was earlier scheduled for April 10, has been postponed due to administrative reasons. It will now be held on May 16 in all states and union territories, except Mizoram, Meghalaya and Nagaland. In these three states, the test will be held on June 19.
These announcements follow a recent government order which asked all the higher education institutions in the state to postpone their degree and PG semester exams
till further notice.