The JEE (Main) exam dates were changed on Monday and students said the revised schedule is clashing with that of the ISC and Bengal higher secondary exams.
The revised dates of the JEE (Main)-2022 Session 1 are April 21, 24, 25, 29 and May 1 and 4. The earlier corresponding dates were April 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.
“…representations are being received from the candidates seeking the change of dates of Session 1 of JEE (Main)-2022 on account of the clashing of their Board Exam dates with the JEE (Main)-2022 Session 1,” the National Testing Agency, which conducts the entrance exams, said in a notice issued on Monday.
The revised dates, however, are clashing with the schedule of the Bengal higher secondary and ISC exams.
The ISC exams, conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), are scheduled from April 25 to June 6.
The Higher Secondary exams will be held from April 2 to 26.
The Bengal HS council had on March 7 revised the dates of the theory papers because they were clashing with the JEE Main.
The ISC council had waited for the announcement of the JEE Main dates before announcing its schedule to ensure there was no clash.
The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education is in talks with the state government about the clash with the revised JEE Main dates as well as of the byelections in the Ballygunge Assembly and Asansol Lok Sabha constituencies, to be held on April 12.
Schools are usually taken over to hold polls, count votes and accommodate police personnel who oversee elections.
“We are holding talks with the state government about the emergent situation and will act accordingly,” said Chiranjeeb Bhattacharya, president of the HS council.
The ISC council cannot be reached for comment.
At least 2.5 lakh students will appear in the Higher Secondary exams from the science stream.
In Bengal, about 10,000 students appear in the ISC from the science stream.
“Teachers have been receiving calls from students who are worried after the announcement,” said Sujoy Biswas, principal of Rammohan Mission High School.