The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the official schedule for the JEE mains examination 2022. The examination will be held twice this year in the months of April and May as Session 1 and Session 2. Due to the reduction of attempts, unlike last year, students are demonstrating over social media. Session 1 is set to commence from April 16 and will conclude by April 21, 2022, while Session 2 will begin from May 24 and end by May 29, 2022. The Board exams of many states, as well as CBSE term 2 examinations, are scheduled at the same time which has created a commotion among students appearing in both the examinations.
The Telangana Board has revised the timetable of the board exams today to avoid any clash with the JEE exams. The exam which was earlier scheduled to begin on April 20 has been postponed to April 22. The West Bengal board is contemplating on changing the schedule of Class 12 examinations according to WBCHSE president Chiranjib Bhattacharya. The exam was scheduled from April 02 to 20, 2022.
The Karnataka 2nd PUC timetable has also been revised lately to avoid any clashes. Although, the Jharkhand board exams are clashing with the JEE mains there has not been any official announcement regarding any changes yet.
Class 12 Board Exam Dates and which ones are clashing with JEE Main
|Board||Exam Date||Number of Days Difference|
|CBSE||April 26, 2022||5 days later|
|ISC||Last week of April 2022||Around the same dates|
|NIOS||April 04 to 30, 2022||Date Clash|
|Tamil Nadu||May 5, 2022||2 Weeks|
|Goa||April 5-23, 2022||Date Clash|
|Jharkhand||March 24 – April 25, 2022||Date Clash|
|Andhra Pradesh||April 9 – 28, 2022||Date Clash|
|Kerala||Model exams till March 21||Yet to be announced|
|Telangana||April 22- May 12, 2022||One day later|
|Uttar Pradesh||March 2022||Around 1 month|
|Karnataka||April 22- May 11, 2022||One day later|
While there remains an option to choose the other two days for attempting JEE, it is too hectic for the students to manage both these exams which require intense preparations.
So, in the case with many other state boards such as Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, etc where the students have to prepare for both the board exams within a limited period of time. The clash between the two examinations leaves the students with very less time to prepare well for either of the two examinations. Every year, reportedly, around 50,000 students appear for the JEE mains exams from each state making this a problem for the majority.