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IIT Council ignores CBSE proposal to conduct JEE Main twice a year

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IIT Council ignores CBSE proposal
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Council ignores the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proposal to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, two times in a year.

Earlier, CBSE had planned to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main twice a year, in February and April from this academic year.

The new proposal was opposed by students, parents and teachers, by saying it will affect the 10+2 / class 12 students.

The council members have agreed that conducting the exam in two times, would increase the amount of stress on the students.

"The exams have to be student-friendly. If the students are given a choice of two exams, then all of them will obviously take both of them" said one of the senior IIT officials.

Students welcomed the IIT council move on turning down the CBSE proposal. It will disappoint those who were hoping to get two attempts to get into engineering institutes like NITs and IITs.

"There is so much pressure to do well in just one paper. I think two exams would be better," said Nishad Bapat-Dhar from KC College, while speaking to Mumbai Mirror.

The official announcement is yet to be made. JEE Main exam is planned to conduct on 6th April 2014. JEE Advanced exam will be held on 25 May 2014.

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