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Students resent date clash in JEE Advance, OUAT entrance exams


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 8:

Unhappy over the schedule of the JEE Advance examinations and Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT) Entrance examinations, which fall on the same date- May 25, students, who want to appear in both the exams, have demanded rescheduling of any one of the two.

It may be mentioned here, that a total of 3200 students in Odisha would appear in the JEE Advance test, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on May 25.

The students, after clearing the test would be eligible for admission to 16 IITs and ISM, Dhanbad.

However, the CBSE authorities have made it clear that there is no question of rescheduling of the test since it is conducted in the all India level.

On the other hand, OUAT vice chancellor Prof Manoranjan Kar has also said that there would be no change in the examination schedule.

“We had announced the date of the entrance examinations six month ago for which 25,000 students have applied. Students, who have applied for JEE Advance test, are mentally prepared to pursue their career in Engineering. There might be a few students who are interested in agro engineering for whom we cannot put 25,000 students in trouble”, Kar maintained.


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