Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has postponed two graduate level common preliminary exams scheduled to be held on September 18 and 25 to October. The decision was taken on account of a Nipah virus infection being reported from the State.
The exams will be conducted on October 23 and 30 respectively. Over 10 lakh candidates have applied for the exam being conducted in two phases.
Those who will be appearing for the exam on October 23 can download their hall tickets from the official website of PSC from October 8. Those who have been scheduled to attend on October 30 can download their hall tickets from October 13.
The written exam for Assistant Professor (Arabic) scheduled to be held on September 7 has been postponed to October 6.
Nipah virus resurfaced in Kerala three years after it claimed 23 lives (16 confirmed deaths and seven suspected), as a 12-year old boy from Kozhikode succumbed to the infection on Sunday.
Several others, who came in contact with the boys, had been admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, after they had shown symptoms of infection.
The health department has prepared a list of 251 persons who might have come in contact with the deceased boy. Of this, 32 persons have been included in the high-risk category.