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High Court refuses to stay JEE exam but says students in flood-hit areas can seek re-exam.

The engineering Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main began at 9 am across the country on Tuesday.

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the JEE-Main examination, but said any student residing in flood-hit parts of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region who cannot reach the exam center or reach late can apply to the National Testing Agency to seek a re-examination.

A division bench of Justices Ravi Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala said the National Testing Agency (NTA) shall consider such applications and decide accordingly, after checking the veracity of the same.

The engineering Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main began at 9 am across the country on Tuesday.

The situation is grim in several districts due to flood. Students should not suffer for no fault on their part, the bench said.

The court said any aggrieved student can file an application to the NTA via their centre coordinator.

The National Testing Agency shall then decide on the application after consulting with the district collector concerned within a period of 15 days, the court ordered.

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