A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul will hear the matter on Friday. (Agencies)
The PIL filed by Pushpanjali Das is seeking a direction to the CBSE and 16 IITs to "re-conduct JEE (Main), 2014 within a week's time and not on multiple days."
It has also sought a direction that the CBSE and the IITs be not allowed to go ahead with the JEE as different sets of question papers for the exams, which would be held on multiple dates, will not provide equal opportunities to all students.
"The petition is directed against CBSE and 16 IITs for subjecting young deserving students to discrimination in the competitive examinations whereby an entrance examination in the same year is being conducted over multiple days with different set of questions.
"This results in questions of varying levels of difficulty on each day, as a result an average student may score more marks thereby denying deserving student a chance of getting admission in prestigious premium Institutes of India," the petition said.
According to the plea, CBSE, since 2002, started independent engineering entrance examination known as AIEEE for admission to 30 NITs and 5 IIITs.
In the year 2012, Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal proposed "One Nation, One Test" formula for the engineering entrance examination. However, later it was agreed that IITs be allowed to conduct own examination separately but only for those first 1,50,000 students, who qualify AIEEE based on some cut-off marks, the petition said.
The petition said, "IITs have compromised with their autonomy and in a way, accepted supremacy of CBSE, which used to conduct AIEEE and now JEE (Main), despite CBSE conducting it in a very erratic, arbitrary and discriminatory manner."
"An average student may score more marks in the examination conducted by CBSE thereby denying a deserving student a chance to get admissions in the premier Institutes of India i.e. IITs and IITs have silently acquiesced," it said.
It also said "the recent JEE (Main) 2014, held on multiple days in April 2014, the result of which was declared on May 3 has proved how erratically, arbitrarily and discriminatorily manner it was conducted by CBSE."
A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul will hear the matter on Friday.