Due to the pandemic coronavirus situation in the world, the education system has been severely affected. In India, as the cases are being detected, the Government is taking strict precautionary measures to ensure the safety and good health of the citizens. Earlier the govt had decided a shutdown to avoid mass gatherings until 31st March, due to which many exams to be held in between 19-31 March 2020 were postponed. However, to keep the safety in the first place, PM Modi took a decision to lockdown nation for 21 days and this became a reason for more and more exams canceling every other day.

This article has a list of exams that have been canceled or postponed at school, college and university level. 

List of School Level exams postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak-

AP SSC (Class 10) board exams 2020 postponed CBSE board exams for class 10 and 12, which were to be conducted from March 19-31 have been postponed. New dates will be released after the lockdown.
Tripura Board class 10 and 12 exams postponed Class 8 exams cancelled in Goa. Government is most likely to promote the students to class 9.
Telangana class 12 which was scheduled for 23 March 2020 has been postponed and the new dates will be announced after the lockdown All UP government schools have taken a decision of promoting students of class 1 to 8 without internal exams.
Goa Board postpones all exams. New dates will be announced after 15 April 2020 Karnataka Class 7-9 Exams postponed. 
Uttrakhand has also postponed class 10 and 12 exams  ICSE and ISC Exams postponed
Tamil Nadu(Class 10) examinations postponed JKBOSE board  exams cancelled
West Bengal class 12 exams cancelled Punjab Board postpones exams due to coronavirus outbreak
Maharastra SSC exams have been postponed until 14 April 2020 Rajasthan and Chattisgarh also postpone class 12 and 10 board exams. New dates not yet released.
Class 10 and 12 board exams in Kerala has been postponed Madhya Pradesh also cancelled 10th and 12th board examination.


List of College Level exams postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak-


Himachal Pradesh postpones all the exams scheduled until 15 April 2020. Rajasthan University also postpones all exams due to COVID outbreak
All the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses have been postponed by the Department of Higher Education, Odisha. UGC has asked all the universities and colleges to cancel exams until 15 April 2020
Nagpur University exams postponed until the lockdown period Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya(DAVV) has postponed the examination for its undergraduate courses
Karnataka PUC(II) exams postponed by the govt Nagpur University-all exams cancelled
IIT Kanpur cancels exams until 14 April 2020.


List of State Level exams postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak-


Bihar D.El.Ed JEE 2020 which was scheduled to be conducted on 28 March 2020 has been postponed. MHT CET 2020 cancelled by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra.
Odisha Joint entrance exam postponed AMU entrance exam cancelled that was scheduled in April. 
Bihar B.Ed Common Entrance Test(CET) postponed. UP B.Ed JEE Postponed. The revised date is 22 April 2020.
MAH MCA 2020 postponed. New dates will be announced after 15 April 2020. JEECUP 2020 has been  rescheduled to 31 May due to the outbreak of coronavirus
GUJCET 2020 postponed. New dates not yet released TMRJC CET also postponed. New dates are not yet released.
Aligarh Muslim University Admission 2020 Postponed
CUSAT  CAT 2020 exam postponed


List of National Level exams postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak-


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many popular exams have been postponed or in the verge of getting cancelled. Some of these exams are given below-

  • The Ministry of Human Resource and Development(MHRD) has ordered to revise dates for the JEE Main 2020 (April session). Earlier, the exam was to take place on April 5, 7, 9 and 11. Due to the lockdown, the exam has been rescheduled to 15 April 2020.
  • There is also a possibility of cancellation of NEET UG 2020, which is scheduled for 03 May 2020 if the situation remains unstable.
  • NEET PG 2020 (second round )counselling dates and Mop-up round has been postponed. Along with this, the process of reporting to assigned  campuses for admission in medical colleges has been postponed by MCC. 


List of Recruitment exams postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak-


  • Kerala PSC Recruitment
  • ITBP Constable Recritment exam
  • RBI Assistant Main Exam 
  • Bihar Public Service Commission(BPSC) Recruitment
  • Delhi higher Judicial Services Main 2019 examination
  • Tamil Nadu PSC Group 1 Exam
  • IBPS PO, SO, Clerks Result 2020 postponed
  • SSC CHSL 2019 exam and Junior Engineer Exam postponed by Staff Selection Comission
  • Maharashtra PSC Recruitment 2020


With the outbreak of COVID 19 in India, chances of examinations to be held in April/May session are bleak. Some of these exams are mentioned below which might get postponed.


  • AP EAMCET 2020
  • KEAM 2020
  • KLEEE 2020
  • NEET UG 2020
  • MHT CET Law 2020
  • KCET 2020