NEW DELHI: There have been demands for the postponement of the JEE Main examination due to the clash of dates with the Board examination across India. Many students have expressed concerns about the dates clashing with their practical examination and started hashtag ‘postponeJEEMains’ to get the JEE Main exam postponed.
It remains to be seen if the NTA will consider these demands and make any changes to the schedule of the JEE Main examination.
Scores of engineering aspirants are demanding that the first session of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Main scheduled in January be postponed as the crucial exam is slated to be held just a fortnight before board exams and may clash with practical exams.
A plea has been filed for the same in the Bombay High Court. The plea was presented in the Bombay HC last week and the hearing is set to begin today.
The first session of the engineering entrance exam is scheduled from January 24 to 31, 2023 except on Republic Day. The class 12 CBSE board exams are slated to be held from February 15, 2023.
Whether or not the exam can be postponed would be examined by the bench today.
Earlier, the hashtag “postponeJEEMains” was trending on social media with aspirants tagging the education ministry and National Testing Agency (NTA) raising their demands.
The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) schedule was released recently and the exam will be held in May. The second edition of JEE-Main is scheduled to be conducted on April 6, 8, 10-12, 2023.
About JEE Main Exam
The JEE Main exam is a national-level entrance examination conducted in India for admission to undergraduate engineering programs offered by various institutes. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and is held twice a year, in January and April. The exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech programs and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning programs. It tests the candidate’s knowledge and skills in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The exam is conducted in both online (computer-based) and offline (pen and paper) mode. The scores obtained in the JEE Main exam are also considered for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other top engineering institutes in the country.
Source: Times of India