An official at the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi for JEE exam office said that at least a 1 lakh candidates, or one in 13 applicants has received the wrong admission cards.
CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi said, "There are a couple of cases with erroneous admit cards. Buy we will fix them,"
Around 14 lakh candidates registered for the JEE Main 2013 exam, which provides admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and national Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology and Management (IIITs) an other central funded engineering colleges.
This is the first time a combined entrance exam for the institutes will be held. The CBSE was entrusted with conducting the examination because of its expertise in handling such large tests.
CBSE has uploaded the JEE admit card on March 06, 2013 and entrance exam is going to be held on April 07, 2013.
For instance, Arman Rais Ahmed Mansuri, an 18 year old student from Nashik, has received a hall ticket with the photograph of one Mahammed Moies Khan on it. In another case, a male candidate from Pune has received an admit card with a girl's photo.
The CBSE officials blamed the applicants, schools for the mix up. The applications were printed out processed together by the schools, leading to wrong photos getting pasted on some of them.
The CBSE officer said, "There are over one lakh students whose admit cards and applications had wrong photos. The applications of some girls have boy's photographs pasted on them and boy's applications had girl's photos. We will solve as many cases as we can,"
The CBSE's casual approach has worsened the situation, with just few weeks remaining for the exam.
Mansuri said, haw has been unable to contact CNSE officials despite several times. "I have not received any reply to my emails dated March 6 and 11. J have tried calling then on the helpline numbers given on the JEE website but the line is mostly busy. If an lucky and the phone rings at the other end, nobody answers the call," he said.
The admit card are available in the official website of JEE Main and students can send email the CNSE about any discrepancy on the admit card at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25, 2013.
CBSE helpline numbers: 8506061071-78 call between 10 AM to 5.30 PM on working days.