Kolkata: The Joint Entrance examination has begun from Tuesday which coincides with the 48-hours-old strike which begins on the same day. But due to the Bharat bandh on the same day, the examinees might face huge problem.
To tackle this, the state government has made special arrangements for them. Special examination bus and other vehicles in large numbers are plying on the Kolkata streets. Apart from this, the security has been tightened too.
Ten central trade unions have called for this strike. This year, 9.5 lakh are appearing for the Joint Entrance main examination. Through this exam, one can take admission in a graduation course in engineering at IIT, NIT, CFTI, SFTI, etc.
From 2019, this exam can be taken twice a year, one in January. The exam which started on Tuesday will continue till January 12.