The joint entrance examination was split into two parts last year. This was a nightmare for the students. The JEE mains and then the JEE advanced to get into IIT. The CBSE board that hosts the JEE main exams has proposed that there should be two main exams. Hey think this will give the students a second chance to crack the JEE. Some think this is a great idea and some will differ.
It has been proposed that one main exam will be held in February and the other one will be held in April as usual. This would mean the CBSE board students can give the exams while preparing for the Board examinations and the students from ICSE board and state boards will get a chance to prepare for the April examination. They have not yet decided on yet. The final decision will be made on the 17t of September.
By taking both the examinations the student get a chance to score better. The better of the two scores will be taken. This will give them a better chance to crack the JEE advanced. It is also being thought that an additional examination will only increase the pressure on the students.
As it is the students have a lot to study. They have to prepare for the board examinations and the entrance examination. This gives them a tough time. Increasing the number of examinations will only have an adverse effect. After the board examinations the ICSE board students and the state board students get time to prepare for the entrance examinations. Bringing the examinations forward will not give them a fair chance.
Even if the students use the opportunity to their good and take both the examinations to do well, then also they have to prepare for the board examinations. As per the new regulations the students will not get admission in the IIT’s even if they clear the JEE advanced. They also need to have above 80% marks in their respective board examinations.
To host the JEE in February there is another major problem. The organizers need to make sure that the dates do not collide with any of the board examinations dates. This will be a daunting task for the CBSE board JEE organizers. If the students are too much occupied with preparing for the JEE then they will not be able to prepare for the board examinations. The board exam should be the first priority of the students.
After the JEE mains the students are qualified for the IIT’s, NIT’s and IIIT. The mains are taken by the CBSE board but the advanced exam is taken jointly by the various IIT institutes of the country. This is going to create a lot of confusion on the students about what they should prepare for. The added examination will have added pressure on the students across the country. It is only a matter of time before we can say whether the new format is a boon or a curse for the students.