For students of Delhi University, studying for the approaching examination is not the only worry.
Students are losing sleep over the date sheet announced by the university because for many students, the dates for final exams are clashing with other competitive examinations.
"My exams start from May 3 and the exams for Chartered Accountancy begins on May 4. There are days where the dates for some exams are clashing," said Abhinav Verma, a student of BCom (Programme) at Ramjas College. The case is similar for the final year students of Mathematics (Hons).
"The exams were earlier scheduled for May 13 but have now been re-scheduled for May 5. We have other competitive exams at that time. Also, moving the exam dates up is not done," said a student of St Stephen's college, who did not wish to be named.
Students of B Com (Hons) will have to, meanwhile, take two exams within 15 hours.
"I have one exam that ends at 6pm on May 18. On May 19, the other paper starts at 9am. How am I supposed to revise in 15 hours?" said Ayush Chauhan, a BCom (Hons) student of Delhi College for Arts and Commerce.
"It is an unsaid rule that exam dates will never be moved up. They are always postponed. This is a little unfair," said the principal of a north campus college.
University officials, however, said the date sheet that has been prepared currently is not final. "We have heard students' grievances and are looking into the matter," said a senior university official on condition of anonymity.