Indian Institute of Technology aspirants were in for a rude shock on 7 May 2013 when the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Main results were declared with a low outcome of scores and because the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) did not extend the registration deadline for the JEE Advanced exams.
The CBSE issued a notification on Monday evening allowing students who had appeared for the examination to review their scores by providing them answer keys, though the notification in question did not mention any information on extending the deadline for the second stage of the examination.
Students were in for a bad surprise as marks received were way below the expected marks of the students. Many students have even missed out on registering by 1 mark; while others felt that their scores should be higher by 20 to 30 marks. There were several complaints heard from disturbed students and parents both. However, the notification was not of much relief as the last date for applying to the second stage of the JEE exam was Monday.
CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma declined to comment while CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi was unreachable via calls/ texts. This is the first year that JEE Main exam was introduced, while it replaced the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for admission to NIT’s, IIT’s and other centrally funded institutes. This is also the first time that the entrance to Indian Institute of Technology is being conducted in two stages, JEE Main and JEE Advanced.