JEE-Main consequence declared; 24 candidates rating 100 percentile


New Delhi, September 11

The consequence for JEE-Mains was introduced on Friday with 24 college students scoring 100 percentile within the engineering entrance examination which was postponed twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While Telangana has most 100 percentile scorers at 8, Delhi is on the second spot with 5 hundred percentile scorers adopted by Rajasthan (4), Andhra Pradesh (3), Haryana (2 ) and one candidate every from Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering faculties was carried out from September 1 to six, amid stringent precautions and social distancing measures in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

Staggered entry and exit for candidates, sanitisers on the gate, distribution of masks and sustaining distance as candidates queued up, have been among the many scenes witnessed on the examination centres throughout the nation.

A complete of 8.58 lakh candidates had registered for the JEE-Mains examination for admission to engineering programs in IITs, NITs and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) whereas solely 74 per cent of them had appeared for the examination.

Increasing the variety of examination centres, alternate seating plans, fewer candidates per room and staggered entry and exit have been among the many steps taken by the National Testing Agency for safely conducting the essential examination.

While the governments of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh had assured college students that they would offer transportation to candidates, a bunch of IIT alumni and college students additionally launched a portal to offer transport amenities to examination centres for the candidates in want.

There had been a rising refrain for suspending JEE-Mains and medical entrance examination NEET amid the rising variety of COVID-19 instances.  The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed a plea looking for postponement of the 2 exams amid a spurt within the variety of COVID-19 instances, saying a “precious year” of scholars can’t be wasted and life has to go on.

Based on the outcomes of the JEE-Mains Paper 1 and Paper 2, the highest 2.45 lakh candidates will likely be eligible to look for the JEE-Advanced examination, which is a one-stop examination to get admission into the 23 premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). JEE-Advanced is scheduled to happen on September 27. PTI



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