New Delhi, August 22: The Railway Ministry on Tuesday decided to reschedule exams for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians for candidates who are from Kerala, keeping in mind the devastating minds the state is battling with.

The Railway Ministry official said that as the condition normalises in Kerala, it will announce fresh dates of the exam for candidates from Kerala. About 27,000 candidates were scheduled to appear in the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exam in the state on August 20.

He said that while centres allotted in Kerala were shifted out of the state as rain waters wrecked havoc there, thousands set to appear for the exam were unable to do so.

The exams began on August 9 and the tests were then held on August 13, 14, 17, 20, and 21. The next phases are to be held on August 29, 30 and 31.

(With IANS inputs)