The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Fundamental for admission to engineering schools throughout the nation, is performed twice a yr.
Based on statistics obtainable with the Ministry of Schooling, out of 8.58 lakh candidates, 6.35 lakh appeared for the engineering check from September 1 to six. The examination was performed after being deferred twice in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“JEE-Fundamental is held twice a yr. The earlier one was held in January this yr. A number of college students who didn’t seem for the examination in September might have finished effectively within the January examination and therefore didn’t really feel the necessity to sit for the examination this time. We’re ascertaining these numbers,” mentioned Schooling Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a tweet.
Final yr, the attendance within the January and April version of the examination was 94.11 per cent and 94.15 per cent respectively.
The essential examination has been mired in controversy as a consequence of demand from a piece of scholars and opposition events to postpone the examination in view of rising coronavirus instances.
“Any additional delay of the exams wouldn’t have been within the curiosity of our hardworking college students and their plans for school admissions. Our authorities has at all times been unwavering concerning scholar welfare & scholar security. We are going to at all times work for the pursuits of our youth,” Pokhriyal mentioned.
Nevertheless, BJP chief Subramanian Swamy raised issues that the attendance is decrease than the determine given by the Ministry of Schooling.
“The Ministry of Schooling said to Supreme Court docket that candidates registered are 9.53 lakh at over 660 centres in India and overseas. Now the Minister states ‘info’ as 8.58 lakhs. Now whose is official?,” Swamy tweeted.
The Supreme Court docket had earlier dismissed a plea looking for postponement of the 2 exams amid a spurt within the variety of Covid-19 instances, saying a “valuable yr” of scholars can’t be wasted and life has to go on.
Based mostly on the outcomes of the JEE-Mains Paper 1 and Paper 2, the highest 2.45 lakh candidates can be eligible to seem for the JEE-Superior examination, which is a one-stop examination to get admission into the 23 premier Indian Institutes of Expertise (IITs). JEE-Superior is scheduled to happen on September 27.
A number of opposition leaders together with Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, DMK President MK Stalin and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia have additionally demanded that the exams be postponed.