The website for online admissions to junior colleges is yet to start functioning. The government had announced that the website will start working from April 25 so that students could practise filling the form.
"We expect that the website will be ready for trial runs in a few days," said N B Chavan, assistant director of education, Mumbai region.
Education department officials will meet the state government's technical partner MKCL shortly to finalise the process.
Students can access the website at fyjc.org.in by typing in a password available in information booklets they should have received from their schools.
The website says it 'will be made available after April 25'.
"Last year, not that many students practised online. People were not as well prepared for the process," said Chavan. The website will stay open until a few days before admissions begin.
This is the second year of online admissions to junior colleges and also the second time that the state is opening the website early so that students can try their hand at it before the actual process begins.
The education department has conducted a series of training sessions for principals and teachers who, in turn, passed on the information to their students in sessions held last week.
The department is planning a second phase of training for schools starting June 2.
"If students have further doubts and queries after testing the site we wanted to provide another round of training sessions," said Chavan.