A central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification has said all those students who were not able to appear for the offline exam of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on April 29 will be able to appear for online tests on May 12,19 and 26.
The circular also mentions that a different date can also be allotted by the CBSE to the candidate in case the seat is not available on the selected date.
The online exam that started this year has not received a good response from candidates. Hardly any candidate from different coaching centres have opted for the online test. Vaibhav Bakliwal of the Bakliwal tutorials said,The online exams have got a very bad response this year. While it is good that candidates have been given a second chance,it is probable that the ones who decided not to sit for the exam have done so on purpose.
Shailendra Parolkar,director of Go Get It coaching centre in Viman Nagar,said,The online exam this year has been a failure probably because when it comes to competitive exams,nobody wants to take any risk. So almost everyone is going for offline exams.
The notification released by CBSE also mentions that Irrespective of the request submitted,only those candidates will be considered valid who could not appear on April 29,2012,AIEEE offline examination. The last date for submission of request for the online test is May 5.