24 candidates achieve 100 percent after a turbulent JEE-M exam
NEW DELHI: Twenty-four candidates achieved 100 percent for admission to engineering courses in Paper 1 of JEE (Main) this year. This is evident from the final earnings list announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) late Friday night. The results are based on the candidates’ performance on the tests conducted in January and September.

Eight candidates from Telangana are in the top 24, followed by five from Delhi, four from Rajasthan, three from Andhra Pradesh, two from Haryana and one each from Gujarat and Maharashtra.

JEE (Main) was conducted in January and September 1-6, with the second cycle postponed twice due to the pandemic.

Paper 1 is intended for admission to BTech / BE programs in IITs, NITs and centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs). The results of Paper 2 for Admission to B Arch courses are still to be announced.

Based on the results of JEE (Main) Paper 1 and Paper 2, the best 2.45 lakh candidates for JEE (Advanced) can be admitted to the 23 leading Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). JEE (Advanced) is scheduled for September 27th.

The second examination cycle took place due to security measures due to the Covid-19 situation. The measures included staggered entry and exit for candidates to maintain social distancing standards, disinfectants and the distribution of masks, as well as contactless verification of documents at the counters. The number of exam centers has been increased to allow fewer candidates per room.

There was a growing chorus in favor of postponing JEE (Main) and NEET, but the Supreme Court dismissed all such pleas so that students would not lose a year.


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