Aspirants of both the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE) and the Delhi pre-medical test might have to choose one as the WBJEE has been postponed from April 17 to May 22. The decision was taken on Tuesday in the wake of the West Bengal Assembly Elections. The Delhi pre-medical test is also scheduled for May 22.
“Practical difficulties in holding the exam on the earlier announced date were reported from various institutions. Problems will arise in booking the exam centres. Secondly, the school officials have been given polling duties in various districts and will leave before the elections begin on April 18. Moreover, transport services will be hit. These have, thus, forced the board members to decide on postponing the exams,” said WBJEE chairman Siddhartha Dutta.
The exam schedule on May 22: Mathematics from 9:30 am to 11:30am, physics and chemistry between 12:30 and 2:30pm, biology from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
“However, if the court directs for a common entrance tests in medical, we will obey it and inform the students accordingly. The Supreme Court order has not yet reached me. We shall also wait for the MCI nod,” he added.
The announcement of results may also be delayed. “In case there is a delay, we will appeal in the Supreme Court to give us extra time,” said Dutta.
This year, around 1,30,000 students will take the test. Last year, the results were declared within 40 days of the exam
JEE date change?
Joint Entrance Board chairman Siddhartha Dutta will meet chief election officer Sunil Gupta within this week to discuss a probable change of dates of WBJEE, which is scheduled on April 17.
WBJEE 2011 will be held on April 17, 2011 with no change in the Format
Test for admission into Engieeriing Colleges of West Bengal - WBJEE 2011 will be held on April 17, 2011.
The structure of the Test has been kept the same as per last two years as there ws request from some teachers and students.
Students appearing for the exams will have to answer 80 per cent MCQs , and 20 percent short-answer questions in two to three sentences.
The decision to continue with the old 80:20 ratio was finalised by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board at a meeting before Puja. The board felt it was too late to make changes for the forthcoming exam and that more discussions are needed.