Despite the clash in examination dates for the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, JIPMER officials say they are unable to find an alternate date to conduct their examination.

Approximately, 1,50,000 students are expected to take the JEE (Advanced) examination as against an average of 40,000 for the JIPMER entrance test. Both have been scheduled for June 2.

As both are examinations taken by Class XII students from across the country, the clash could mean that some students will have to decide between the two. Unfortunately, JIPMER officials say that they are unable to change the dates owing to various constraints.

According to Dean K.S. Reddy, his organisation received the information on the clash after it fixed the date for the examination. It explored other options, but unfortunately could not change the date.

JIPMER had already fixed the exam halls and it had received over 35,000 applications till date. Since most schools reopen on June 3, it would not be possible to hold the examination then. Further, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences examination is on June 1. So, it cannot be advanced to that date either, he said.

Since this is the second round of JEE, the overlap is bound to be a very small number and they would have to make a decision, he said.