IIT JEE Main Exam dates revised: NTA revises session 2 dates following clash with CBSE Class 12 exams

CBSE requested NTA to reschedule second session of JEE Main to avoid clash with Class 12 board exams.

Written By Fareha Naaz
First Published13 Jan 2024
CBSE Class 12 and IIT-JEE Main exam dates were overlapping as per schedules released by CBSE and NTA
CBSE Class 12 and IIT-JEE Main exam dates were overlapping as per schedules released by CBSE and NTA

Indian Institute of Technology’s Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) Main session 2 dates and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 examination dates were clashing which have been rescheduled by National Testing Agency (NTA).

CBSE released the exam schedule for classes 10 and 12 board exam on December 12, 2023, which was revised later. NTA released IIT-JEE dates in September last year. While reviewing both circulars, it was found that the dates of examinations were overlapping.

Also read: CBSE Board Exam datesheet 2024: Central Board revises schedule of class 10th, 12th; Timetable with new dates here

The first session of JEE Main 2024 is scheduled to take place between January 24 and February 1, before the commencement of CBSE Class 12 exams. CBSE Class 12 exams are scheduled to begin on February 15.

Also read: CBSE releases date sheet for class 10, 12 Board Exams. Details here

The Class 12 board examination is set to conclude on April 2 with the last exam being that of Informatics Practices, Computer Science, and Information Technology subjects between 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, according to the CBSE date sheet. However, the second session of JEE Main 2024 is clashing with these board exams, which are scheduled to take place between April 1 to April 15, according to the NTA circular.

Also read: CBSE Date Sheet 2024: Date, timing, and other details for class 10, 12 exams

CBSE has requested NTA to reschedule the second session of JEE Main for students and has urged parents to follow up with NTA. A CBSE spokesperson informed, “Parents are advised to follow up with NTA while the board will also send a request,” reported The Hindu.

Also read: JEE Main 2024: Candidates to undergo frisking, biometric attendance even after toilet breaks

What are the new dates of the second session of JEE Main?

Director General of NTA, Subodh Singh said that while earlier NTA had set a window for the second session of JEE Mains from between April 1 to 15, the JEE Mains second session will now be conducted after April 3, reported The Hindu.

Also read: CBSE to offer psychological counselling for 10th, 12th students and parents from today

CBSE released the revised date sheet on January 4 with some changes in the new schedule to the exam dates of a few subjects of Class 10 and 12. The CBSE class 12 Fashion Studies exam was earlier scheduled to take place on March 11, it has been postponed to March 21. 

Also read: NTA releases 2024 exam calendar for JEE Main exam, CUET, NEET, among others. Check list here

The Class 10 Tibetan exam was earlier scheduled to take place on March 4, it has been preponed to February 23. The class 10 Retail exam was earlier scheduled to take place on February 16, it has been postponed to February 28. 

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