The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE 2015), originally scheduled for April 18-19 have been postponed till May 5-6, 2015 due to the forthcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls. The move has been taken after the state government announced it plans to hold the KMC polls on April 18.
The change in schedule is likely to cause major problems for many students who also plan to appear in the Symbiosis Entrance test (May 2, 2015); All India Pre-Medical Test AIPMT (May 3, 2015) and National Law University Entrance Test (May 3, 2015).
Meanwhile, the decision has also brought a positive side for those who did not yet register for the WBJEE 2015. They will now be allowed till April 28 to complete the process.
Approximately 1.53 lakh applicants from Bengal and other states have sent their application for this year’s WBJEE. The figure is expected to rise even further since now the last date for registration has been extended.
WBJEE Board chairperson Bhaskar Gupta said, “We were in no position to delay the dates further as we had to keep in mind the apex court directive to complete the entire admission process by July. If the exams were held according to the original timelines, the results would have come out on June 10. But now, the process is likely to be delayed further.”
Soon after the WBJEE Board had announced the changed dates, state urban development minister Firhad Hakim said, “Now, there does not remain any more problem in sticking to the election schedule we proposed. We will now write to the State Election Commission that in view of the changed JEE dates, the KMC elections can now be held on April 18.”