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 centre or reaches 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, within 15 days.
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 floods. 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.