Students to Pay for Clash in Entrance Test Dates

Candidates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) of the State may be forced to opt out of appearing for the common test of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) due to a clash of test dates.

Published: 01st May 2014 11:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2014 11:59 AM   |  A+A-

Candidates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) of the State may be forced to opt out of appearing for the common test of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) due to a clash of test dates.

Only top 1,50,000 rank holders of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced examination. The JEE Advanced examination is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology for admission into the premier engineering institutes.

This year, JEE Advanced has been scheduled for May 25 and registration for the same will begin from May 4. The dates for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced were announced in November last year.

But what is bothering the students is that the common entrance test, held by OUAT, will be held on the same date the JEE Advanced test is scheduled. This has left many students disappointed as they will be forced to appear at any one of the two examinations.

Dibya Mishra, who has applied for both the tests, said he would appear at JEE Advanced entrance and opt out of the OUAT Entrance test. “Many of my friends are also facing the same problem. Had I known earlier that the dates will clash, I would not have applied for OUAT entrance,” he added.

OUAT Vice-chancellor Manoranjan Kar said, “There will not be much problem as very few applicants for IITs take OUAT entrance tests.”

The confusion arose after the students, who qualified JEE Advanced, found out that the dates clashed through their admit cards. Even the examination timings are overlapping. It is for the first time that such a problem regarding entrance test dates has cropped up.



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