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Delhi High Court to hear plea on Joint Engineering entrance exam

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that it will hear a PIL seeking to prevent the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from conducting joint engineering entrance exam bearing similar format as the JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) 2014.

A division bench comprising Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice B D Ahmed agreed to hear the case on May 9, 2014. Filed by Pushpanjali Das, the PIL demanded that the CBSE as well as the 16 IITs should “recon duct JEE (Main) 2014 within a week’s time. “

The PIL also seeks a new directive for the IITs and CBSE barring them to proceed ahead with the separate sets of question papers for JEE which would be held on multiple days.  It seeks the judiciary’s intervention to ensure that all students are provided with equal opportunities.

“The petiiton is directed against CBSE and 16 IITs for subjecting young deserving students to discrimination in the competitive examinations whereby an entrance examination in the same year is being conducted over multiple days with different set of questions,” read the petition.

“This results in questions of varying levels of difficulty on each day, as a result an average student may score more marks thereby denying deserving student a chance of getting admission in prestigious premium Institutes of India,” it added.

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