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IIT Council Scraps CBSE’s Proposal of Conducting JEE-Main Twice a Year

Sep 20, 2013 01:41 IST

    The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Council shows a red signal to the CBSE’s proposal of conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) - Main twice a year from next sessions, said the sources.
    Earlier, CBSE had planned a proposal to hold the JEE - Main two times in a year, in the months of February and April from next academic year. The board had come up with this plan thinking to offer Engineering aspirants a chance to improve their scores in the JEE-Main.
    But the new proposal was opposed by students, parents and teachers, saying this will affect the class 12 students’ performance in Board Exams.
    The council members have also agreed to the fact that holding the JEE-Main twice a year would increase the academic pressure on students. However, the official announcement is yet to be made.
    Students support the IIT council’s decision of refusing the CBSE proposal. However, this must be disappointing for those who were hoping two attempts to improve their scores and get entries into top class Engineering Institutes like IITs, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and NITs.
    JEE Main and JEE Advanced are scheduled to be conducted on 06 April 2014 and 25 May 2014, respectively, for the next session.

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