The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) -Main for admission to engineering colleges across the country is conducted twice a year.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Education, out of 8.58 lakh applicants, from September 1st to 6th, 6.35 lakh appeared for the technical test. The review came after being postponed twice in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“JEE-Main takes place twice a year. The previous one took place in January of this year. Several students who did not show up for the exam in September may have passed the January exam and therefore did not feel the need to take the exam . ” Check this time. We work out these numbers, “Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said in a tweet.
Last year, participation in the January and April editions of the exam was 94.11 percent and 94.15 percent, respectively.
The crucial exam has been controversial as a group of students and opposition parties called for the exam to be postponed amid increasing coronavirus cases.
“Delaying the exams further would not have been in the interests of our hardworking students and their plans for college. Our government has always been unwavering about student welfare and student safety. We will always work for the interests of our youth . ” Pokhriyal said.
However, BJP chairman Subramanian Swamy expressed concern that attendance was below the number reported by the Ministry of Education.
“The Ministry of Education told the Supreme Court that the registered candidates are 9.53 lakh in over 660 centers in India and abroad. Now the minister is giving ‘facts’ as 8.58 lakhs. Whose is now official?” Swamy.
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.
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.
Several opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi from Congress, Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, her counterpart Naveen Patnaik from Odisha, DMK President MK Stalin and CM Manish Sisodia from Delhi, have also called for the exams to be postponed.