New Delhi: Nearly 40,000 candidates will appear for the rescheduled All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) across the country on Wednesday.
The CBSE, which conducts the test, has already notified 39 cities where the examination will be held for the students who could not appear in it on May 1 due to confusion arising out of leakage of the question paper.
The reconduct of the examination was announced after leakage of the AIEEE question paper in Lucknow and the delayed start to the test on May 1. A section of students who had to skip the test for the Armed Forces Medical College examination would be allowed to sit for the rescheduled examination.
"As many as 40,000 students would be sitting for the rescheduled examination," said a CBSE official. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court refused to stay the government's decision to hold the reconduct of AIEEE.
Former professor of NIT Jamshedpur A P Sinha had sought a stay on government notification to reconduct the AIEEE on the ground that one was held in adverse and disadvantageous condition, while only 3 per cent candidates are allowed to appear on May 11 in an "undue advantageous position".