Several students missed a chance to write the re-scheduled All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) held at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala centre, on Wednesday after the authorities denied them permission citing that they had not re-registered for the exam.
The confusion triggered protests from parents and students, who were already reeling under stress following the postponement of the AIEEE exam scheduled on May 1 in view of the alleged paper leak in North India.
Nearly 50 students and their parents who turned up at the centre on Wednesday morning voiced their protest against the decision taken by the authorities. Candidates came with their old admit cards but were told by the authorities that they should have re-registered for the exam.
Parents and students, who waited for more than two hours, were finally asked to leave the premises by the school authorities. Students and parents complained that they did not receive any assurance from the authorities on a possible re-test.
Members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) later held a protest march against this development. The march, which started from Vaduthala Junction, ended in front of the school and was led by district secretary M. M. Gireesh and leaders Ben Tom and Deepak Mohan. Police removed the agitators from the scene.
CBSE authorities clarified that they had given wide publicity about the requirements for the re-scheduled examination held on Wednesday. An official release issued by CBSE on Monday had said that the candidates who could not appear for the AIEEE because they were to appear for AFMC examination at a different centre or those who could not appear for the AIEEE examination because of their online/ offline exam should have registered online through the CBSE web site.