CAA Row: Amid Protests Various Government Exams Postponed in Assam
GUWAHATI: The continuing anti-CAA protests in the state have adversely affected the education sector in Assam, with many major online entrance examinations being postponed and universities across the state cancelling their scheduled examinations for an indefinite period.
The secondary Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET), which was scheduled to be held on December 22, has been postponed to January 19, 2020.
Around 56,000 candidates are registered to appear in the secondary TET. As per reports, the preparedness of TET was hampered to a great extent because of the internet shutdown since December 11.
The CSIR-NET exam, which was scheduled to take place on December 15 in Assam and Meghalaya, has been postponed until further notice.
The exam is conducted in online mode for Life science, Earth science, Mathematical, Chemical and Physical Science subjects. The minimum marks to qualify for the exam is 33% for General, OBC and EWS category candidates and 25% for SC/ ST and PwD candidates.
About 6,980 candidates have registered for CSIR-UGC NET from Assam. In all, there are 20 centres spread across Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Guwahati, Silchar, Sivasagar and Tezpur.
Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University have postponed their examinations indefinitely, as have several schools in Guwahati and other towns in the state.
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) Exam 2019 has been cancelled on December 12, in Guwahati and Agartala due to the on-going protests against CAA.
The exams were scheduled to take place in centres located at Agartala, Guwahati, Shillong, and Duliajan. The institute will publish a detailed notification with the new exam dates.
The exam is currently being held for the Foundation, Intermediate and Final Courses. The exam is held in offline or pen and paper mode by the institute.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the last date to apply for CBSE recruitment 2019. All the eligible candidates can apply for a total of 357 vacancies on the official website.
The recruitment is being held for the posts of Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary (IT), Analyst (IT), Junior Hindi Translator, Senior Assistant, Stenographer, Accountant, Junior Assistant and Junior Accountant.
As per the official notice, all the candidates can apply for CBSE Recruitment 2019 till December 23.
Guwahati Medical College (GMC) and the National Board of Examinations (NBE) have postponed the DNB examination. As per the schedule announced earlier, the DNB Final Exam 2019 was scheduled to be held on 13th, 14th and 15th December 2019 in the state.
However, the same has been postponed for Guwahati centre now, keeping in mind the safety of the candidates or students.
The GMC and NBE will soon announce a revised schedule for the DNB Final Exam for Guwahati Centre.
The screening test (OMR-based) for the posts of assistant engineers (civil) in the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) has been postponed.
In a notification on Monday, December 17, the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) announced that the screening test scheduled for December 22 has been postponed until further notification.