KOLKATA: After weeks of nail-biting apprehension, Medical aspirants can breathe easy. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Board will conduct the medical entry test for 2012.
Earlier, there was suspense over the CBSE-conducted Common Entrance Test (CET) that is being made mandatory nationwide. If Bengal were to follow it this year, thousands of higher secondary students would have a tough time getting to terms with the CBSE syllabus and answering the test in English. The WBJEE questions are set in Bengali as well, but there is no vernacular option in CET.
After a meeting of the JEE board members with officials of the higher education and health departments on Wednesday, the board unanimously decided to conduct the JEE medical and engineering 2012 as usual. "We'll issue the final notification soon and start distributing forms," said board chairman Bhaskar Gupta.
Gupta assured examinees that they needn't worry about strictures from the Medical Council of India (MCI) that it may derecognize degrees of MBBS students who do not take the CET.
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