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Over 2,000 students to appear in Joint Entrance Test exam on April 19

This time, 2,101 students in the district have applied to appear in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) that is schedule to be held on April 19.

punjab Updated: Apr 07, 2015 08:48 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood
Deepa Sharma Sood
Hindustan Times

This time, 2,101 students in the district have applied to appear in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) that is schedule to be held on April 19.

Monday was the last date to submit applications forms. Earlier, the last date was for submission of form was March 31. However, the response from the students was good last year as the number was 2,901.

Talking to HT, district guidance counselor Santokh Singh, said, "This year, more numbers of students have applied online so we can't say that the response was not good. At cluster level, 733 students submitted forms at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Panjab Agricultural University, 290 at cluster school Sekhewal, 208 at cluster school Raikot, 178 at cluster school, Sahnewal, 180 at cluster school Jagraon and 143 at cluster school Samrala."

He added, "The forms will be submitted to the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training (PSBTE and IT) on Tuesday and after that number of examination centres for the district will be announced. Roll numbers will be provided to the students at the earliest."

Singh said the students who will clear the test will get admission in polytechnic colleges in the district. SC and OBC candidates will get additional benefits of diploma courses in polytechnic colleges.

"Students of SC category with annual income less than Rs 2 lakh will get free education for all three years. At the time of admission, they will have to pay only admission fee between Rs 1,100 and Rs 1,200. Whereas students of OBC background, whose parents have annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, will also get free education for three years," he said.

Moreover, students whose parents annual income is less than Rs 4.5 lakh can take benefit of tuition fee waiver scheme. Considering the merit of the students, the polytechnic waives off tuition fee up to 5 %.

JET-2015 will have one paper of 200 questions (English-40, General awareness and Aptitude-40, Mathematics-40, Physics-40, Chemistry-40).

The question paper will have multiple choice objective type questions only.

There will be no negative marking in the JET.

The objective type questions will be answered on a pre-printed Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet.

The candidate is required to mark his/her responses as per instructions given on the OMR answer sheet.

First Published: Apr 06, 2015 22:57 IST