JEE tests parents' patience, response of officials
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main which replaced the All India Engineering Entrance Examination...
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main which replaced the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) this year was held at four centres � Warangal, Tirupati, Khammam and Guntur -- in the State. A A total of 115,584 students appeared for the online test on Sunday. Both students and their parents braved summer heat, lack of facilities like drinking water and shades to protect from sun, to realize their dreams of entering the portals of premier engineering institutions. While some students could not make it to the test centres because of a train delay, it was misfortune for a few others. Train delay derails some Vizag students' hopesA Warangal: JEE-2013 offline examination for admission into engineering degree programmes offered by NITs and IITs passed off smoothly here on Sunday. Of the 45,870 registered students for both B Tech and B Arch, 44,035 appeared for the test, according to officials. The total attendance was reported to have been 96 percent. The test was conducted at 61 centres spread across the three cities of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet. Police have made elaborate arrangements with the active participation of individuals and social organizations that helped make the big exercise glitch-free. However, there were tense moments at some centres when some students who had arrived late sprinted towards the centres for the fear of missing the test. Anand of Hyderabad and Bhavani of Siricilla could not make it as they had arrived late. Similarly, some students coming from Visakhapatnam by Garib Rath train were said to have failed to appear for the test as the train scheduled to arrive at Kazipet at around 5 am came at around 9.20am.The issue was brought to the notice of the regional coordinator for the test Mathyas Reddy by the students' parents. He reportedly assured them of giving a chance to take online test to be held on April 15. One hundred and twenty observers appointed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) went round the centres and monitored the conduct of the test. Urban superintendent of police A Venkateswar Rao had also visited various test centres as well as several accommodation areas set up by social organizations where parents were resting and interacted with them. Speaking to the media, he thanked all the individuals, non-governmental agencies and the police personnel for ensuring smooth conduct of the test. However, the police faced difficult times regulating the traffic as a continuous stream of vehicles was pouring into the district headquarters from all entry points. The flyover at Kazipet witnessed congestion for a while but the police action helped ease the traffic snarl. Governor's visit, closure of Xerox centres add to woes Tirupati : About 92 per cent of the candidates attended the JEE exam held at 34 centres in Tirupati on Sunday. A girl student, who came from Kadapa district, fell sick at Swetha Institute of Technology and Science in Ramachandrapuram. She was later admitted to a private hospital by her parents. A girl student of Kota village in Nellore district was denied permission to the examination hall as she did not bring the photostat copy of 12th Class hall ticket. She returned home disappointed. In Tirupati, 92 per cent of 18,683 students appeared for B.Tech exam in the morning at 34 centres and about 92 per cent for B. Arch in the evening at six centres. In total, 17,192 candidates appeared whereas the number of absentees was 1,491.Many streets of Tirupati city had been bustling with students and their parents since early hours and auto rickshaw drivers collected huge amounts from outsiders, even though the traffic police made elaborate arrangements. Many students and parents were disappointed with the State Governor's arrival at Tirupati on Sunday which caused inconvenience to students to attend examination centres at Karakambadi. The last minute confusion among students with the demand of submission of photostat copy of 12th Class hall ticket disappointed many and struggled a lot in getting Xerox copies as police ordered closure of all Xerox centres. The parents of students ran in several directions and submitted the copies. Some parents complained that the local administration did not provide either shade or drinking water outside the exam hall. Coordinator for JEE exams in Tirupati, Rohith Panda, principal of Vidya Nikethan International School, was unreachable throughout the day both for the media and students. Students observe time, reach centres one hour earlier Khammam: A sizable number of students attended the joint entrance examination for admission into IIT and AIEEE here on Sunday. Of the 6,544 students applied for the exam, 6,280 appeared for the first paper from 9. 30 am to 12.30 noon and for the second paper from 2.30 to 5.30 in the evening, 2,314 students out of the 2532 students applied, appeared for the test. CBSE Assistant secretary, New Delhi, Sunil Lal, and Deputy Director from Chennai, Sundaram, programmer Ravi and others supervised the exams. Coordinator Parvati Reddy said that no untoward incidents had taken place. For the first time, 12 centres were set up in the district. Since the rules would not allow even a minute delay, the students reached the exam centres an hour before the scheduled time. Good arrangements for students and parents Guntur: The IIT joint entrance examination was peacefully conducted at the 55 centres here on Sunday, with 32,184 students appearing for the morning session and 10,112 for the evening one. Officials have provided all facilities to the students and their parents who visited the city on Sunday. While all lodges and hotels were booked two days in advance, several students had stayed with their friends and relatives for attending the exam. The district administration has arranged shelters for the students coming from far off places. Police had arranged information booths to send the students in time to their respective centres. District Collector S Suresh Kumar, Joint Collector Muralidhar Reddy and others visited the examination centres.