Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board (RSMSSB) has postponed some upcoming examinations indefinitely. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, various other conducting bodies have postponed examinations in the country. In the greater public interest, RSMSSB has also postponed the pharmacist direct recruitment exam 2018. The board has already published the official notice at the website i.e. rsmssb.rajasthan.gov.in. RSMSSB Pharmacist 2018 exam is postponed until further orders by the board.
RSMSSB Pharmacist Exam 2020
Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board (RSMSSB) was all set to conduct the RSMSSB Pharmacist direct recruitment exam on April 19, 2020. The board announced vacancies in 1736 pharmacist posts in the state through the detailed advertisement. Consequently, authorities were going to conduct the examination in the next month as announced. It is the first stage of the selection process. Thereafter, candidates qualifying in the written exam can appear in the subsequent interview/document verification stage.
The examination was originally notified by the board through advertisement number 14/2018. Thereafter, the board reopened the online application process again in December 2019 and January 2020. However, the ongoing global outbreak of the Covid -19 virus has pushed the board to postpone the examination as of now.
RSMSSB Pharmacist Official Notice of Postponement
RSMSSB Pharmacist exam postponement comes as no surprise. As the Covid-19 virus outbreak takes the world by storm, authorities in India have responded proactively to cancel/postpone ongoing and upcoming examinations. RSMSSB was all set to conduct the Pharmacist direct recruitment examination on April 19, 2020. However, the Board has now announced the postponement of the exam through official notice released on the website. Along with the pharmacist exam, the Board also announced the postponement of two other examinations.
Check out the official postponement notice released at the website of the Board.
The board has postponed the pharmacist recruitment 2020 exam indefinitely. This comes along with the news of the postponement of the Librarian Grade III and Investigator (Agriculture) recruitment exam. Besides the pharmacist recruitment exam, RSMSSB was going to conduct the Librarian Grade III and Investigator (Agriculture) exams on April 12 and May 10, 2020, respectively. However, the board has officially postponed all of the three examinations until further notice is issued.
RSMSSB Official Website: rsmssb.rajasthan.gov.in
Impact of COVID-19 on Government Examinations
World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially classified the 2020 Covid-19 outbreak as a global pandemic. Evidently, the world is facing a major crisis as it fights in unity against the deadly virus. Like many other countries, India has not been alienated from this global pandemic. As a result, the impact is obvious on ongoing recruitment examinations in India. Various government and non-government recruitment examinations have been postponed. Evidently, the postponement of examinations is coherent with efforts to reduce mass gathering and possibly contain a countrywide Covid-19 outbreak.
Check out the list of different government jobs examination postponed till now
- SSC CHSL 2018 Skill Test/SSC JE
- Indian Army
- LIC AAO/AA/Assistant Engineers
- Interviews and personality test conducted by UPSC
- APPSC Exam
- Interview of DRDO recruitment
- GPSC Police Inspector
- HPPSC HPJS
- UPPSC BEO
- RSMSSB Agriculture Investigator/Pharmacist/Librarian Grade III
Check all postponements: Click here to get the list of all exams postponed due to Covid-19
What should applicants do now?
Postponement of RSMSSB Pharmacist 2020 examination is not the first instance of such measure. Last week, the Staff Selection Commission postponed the ongoing CHSL 2020 (Tier-I) exam. Candidates are advised to stay indoors to preserve their health and prepare for the examinations. The Covid-19 outbreak is the first global pandemic since 2009. As India observes a countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, candidates can use this time to prepare better for relevant examinations. Once India wins the battle against Covid-19, all examinations will be presumably rescheduled. Till then, stay indoors, stay safe, maintain personal hygiene strictly and do your bit to spread awareness.
Here are some basic precautionary measures to help you stay safe and prevent the of Covid-19 in India.
- Do not go outdoors! Completely avoid social gathering.
- Do not spread panic! A lot of hoaxes is being circulated over the internet.
- Use a hand sanitizer! Or else, you can practice frequently washing your hands too.
- Advice your friends and family to stay indoors and follow safety precautions.
- Use a mask (or a simple tissue paper) if you have to cough/sneeze.
- Symptoms of contraction include fever and respiratory problems. Get immediate medical help if symptoms appear.