JEE Advanced 2019: IIT Roorkee may reschedule the exam because of Lok Sabha Elections
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee is going to conduct JEE Advanced 2019 on May 19 in fully computer based test mode. Only top 224000 candidates of JEE Main 2019 will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2019. As per the latest schedule of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 released by the Election Commission of India, the election in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh will also be held on 19 May. As a result, the JEE Advanced 2019 exam will clash with the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. As per the recent order by Supreme Court, candidates of 25 years or older can also apply for JEE Advanced 2019. Thus, there is a possibility of rescheduling of JEE Advanced by the Joint Admission Board (JAB). But, the institution has not released any notification regarding the clash on its website. As per the standard rule, the date of JEE Advanced examination is not changed in case of a holiday on the date.
About the exam:
JEE Advanced is the second stage of Joint Entrance Examination for admission into the engineering programs of the prestigious IITs or the Indian Institutes of Technology. This exam is conducted by the 7 zonal IITs on a rotational basis as per the guidelines of IIT exam governing body - Joint Admission Board (JAB). It is the most difficult and popular engineering entrance examinations among aspirants. There are a total of 23 IITs in India with approximately 11279 seats. Every year, one of the IITs conducts JEE Advanced for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology offering engineering courses.