Coronavirus: IND-SAT 2020 postponed to July
India’s IND-SAT 2020 entrance exam for foreign students has been postponed to July 2020 due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
The Human Resource Development Ministry of India has announced its decision to postpone the 2020 IND-SAT examination, originally due to be held on 30 May.
The decision to postpone the exam to a later date came about as a responsive measure to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The HRD Ministry will soon announce the new intended dates for the exam, which is predicted to take place in July this year, Hindustan Times reported.
India’s HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank confirmed the same through a post on Twitter last week.
Rescheduled IND-SAT 2020 exams might take place in July
The IND-SAT test (which stands for Indian Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized online proctored test, designed to act as a key criteria for the shortlisting of students seeking scholarships through the Study in India programme.
The examination is based on the American SAT test, and assesses students’ English language skills, mathematics and logical reasoning capabilities.
In a previous article, we reported on the announcement of the introduction of the IND-SAT test earlier this year.
IND-SAT meant to recruit foreign students from 13 countries
The Government of India introduced the test in the hope of increasing international student enrolment in the Study in India campaign.
This announcement came after the Indian government formalised its budget for the year 2020, then decided to give particular focus to the Study in India initiative, which had been launched back in 2018.
It is the government’s intention to encourage these international students to undertake higher education study in India, particular by awarding scholarships to the most promising applicants.
The exam, when it does go ahead, will be conducted across 13 countries across Asia and Africa (these countries include India, Nepal, Tanzania, Indonesia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Uganda, Zambia, and Mauritius).
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