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JEE Main 2017 to fall in between CBSE 12th Boards, big worry for students

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

CBSE has released the exam dates for CBSE class 12 board examinations on January 9, 2017. Sudden announcement of examination dates has caused an apprehension among students appearing in class 12 boards. CBSE has postponed the examination dates 1 week from the usual timings due to upcoming state assembly elections.  

The delay and the extension of exam dates have drawn mixed reactions from students, teachers and parents. Due to delay in CBSE class 12 board examination schedule, students are left with less time for the preparation for entrance exams for various UG courses. “The change in schedule has only 3 days for Mathematics which is the toughest subject while Economics has 19 days for preparation”- inner voice of many students.

Frustrated students expressed their concerns as JEE Main is scheduled on April 2, 2017 while many other entrance exams held in mid-April, May and June. Students also vented their anger over the new schedule of CBSE class 12 boards as this year they are getting only a week for JEE Main preparation. While last year there was a time span of around 2 weeks for JEE Main and flat 2 months for other entrance exams.

While some students are in anxiety, at the same time, there are some students representing a feeling of satisfaction that they have more time to prepare for their CBSE class 12 board exams. Unless the board exams are over, students cannot peacefully concentrate on their entrance exams. Entrance exams are a lot of stress for students and they can even spoil them because of hoarding tensions as some students are writing both JEE Main and NEET.

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Though officials had said, it wouldn’t affect the dates, the schedule was pushed back to March 9, 2017. It help students to away from distractions during elections campaigning but not students with science subjects. JEE Main 2017 is too close to CBSE class 12 Chemistry paper. You can check the date sheet for CBSE class 12 in the following table:

CBSE Class 12 Date Sheet for Science Subjects

SubjectDateDay
EnglishMarch 9, 2017Thursday
PhysicsMarch 15, 2017Wednesday
MathematicsMarch 20, 2017Monday
ChemistryMarch 25, 2017Saturday
Information Practices/ Computer ScienceMarch 27, 2017Monday
BiologyApril 5, 2017Wednesday

The close proximity of 2 such examinations is certainly a matter of concern for many students. JEE Main 2017 in pen and paper mode will be conducted on April 2, 2017 and CBSE Biology paper is on April 5, 2017, worries students and their parents a lot.

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A teacher approached and said, there should not be a lot of reason to worry. He emphasizes that aspiring candidates for JEE Main and other entrance exams should learn how to prepare for class 12 exams and entrance exams together. “You can always try JEE Main again but focus should squarely be on Class 12 Boards. Students forget that there are more fields than Engineering,” commented a Physics teacher of another school.


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