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).
The JEE (network) for admission to engineering schools was carried out in January 202 and September 1-6 with strict precautions and social distancing measures in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paper 1 is intended for admission to BTech / BE programs in IITs, NITs and centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs).
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Based on the results of JEE Mains Paper 1 and Paper 2, the best 2.45 lakh candidates can apply for the JEE Advanced exam, which is a one-stop exam for admission the 23 leading Indian Technology Institutes (IITs). JEE-Advanced will take place on September 27th.
Staggered entrances and exits for candidates, disinfectant at the gate, the handing out of masks and maintaining social distancing in the candidates’ queue were among the scenes watched in exam centers across the country.
The exam had been postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Increasing the number of exam centers, alternate seating plans, fewer candidates per room, and staggered entry and exit are among the steps the National Testing Agency took to safely conduct the crucial exam.
While the governments of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh had assured students that they would transport candidates, a group of IIT alumni and students had also set up a portal to provide transport to examination centers for the candidates in need.
Given the rising number of Covid-19 cases, there had been a growing chorus to postpone JEE Mains and the NEET medical entrance exam.
The Supreme Court had previously rejected a request to postpone the two exams due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. He said a “precious year” of students could not be wasted and life must go on.