Kerala rains: These exams are postponed, schools to remain shut till Aug 29
New Delhi, Aug 18: The first year improvement examination has been postponed in Kerala owing to incessant rains.
"Due to severe weather conditions, 1st year improvement/supplementary examinations which was supposed to be held on August 17 have been postponed. The new date will be announced later," read the official notification.
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The Railway Recruitment Board has also postponed the examinations. Rajesh Bajpai, Director, Information and Publicity, Indian Railways said that due to the worsening of the flood situation in Kerala, it was not possible to conduct the exam in the southern state on Friday. "So, the exam at the Kerala centres is being postponed," Bajpai said.
Meanwhile, the schools and colleges in Kerala will remain closed from today, August 18 till August 29 due to the Onam festival. "All secondary and higher secondary schools will remain closed for Onam vacations in Kerala from 18 August and will reopen on 29th," read the official release of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala.