Vidhyarthi Hit Rakshak Samiti association had urged the court that the decision to make JEE compulsory from the next year could harm the future of nearly 1.7 lakh students, who may pass the board examination in the year 2013.
The petitioner also claimed that the students who cleared the board exams may not find enough time to prepare for the JEE. Even study material for the JEE is not available in Gujarati. The syllabus for the JEE is different form the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET), which is the mandatory test for the students to take the after the board exam for the professional courses.
The authorities had decided to conduct JEE from 2013 in place of GUJCET for engineering courses entrance exam. A bench of chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala issued notices to authorities concerned and kept further hearing on Dec 27.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi already started receiving the JEE Main 2013 online application form from the aspirants all over the country, CBSE extended the submission of the JEE Main Online Application form to Dec 24, 2012.
Around 12.8 lakh aspirants registered for JEE Main 2013. Out of these only 1.7 lakh aspirants opted for computer based test which makes it only 13% of students who wish to take the online exam.
Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2013 to be held on April 07, 2013 Pen & Paper Based Exam and from April 08 to 25, 2013 Computer Based examination.