As per the official data released by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, 74 per cent of the registered candidates appeared for JEE Main exam in 2020. This is lower than the attendance in 2019 which was 94.14 per cent. 8.58 lakh candidates registered for the exam and about 6.35 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. The exam was held from 1st to 6th September.
Education Minister complimented the Central and State Governments for the assistance that they provided to the students. The entrance exam was full of controversy as the students were protesting against conducting the exam amidst the pandemic. Students demanded the postponement of the exam and the opposition parties supported them. Day one of the exam saw low attendance (54.67 percent) of the students.
The second and third days reported attendance of 81.08 and 82.14 per cent respectively.
Safety measures at the exam centres
- Due to the pandemic, several measures were taken for the safety of the students.
- Exam centres were increased, social distancing was maintained and all the students had to wear masks in the exam hall.
- Fresh masks were also issued to the students when they entered the hall and their hands were sanitized too.
- Temperatures were checked before the candidate sat for the exam.
The JEE Main exam results will be announced on 11th September. On the basis of the performance in this exam, the students will get the chance to sit for JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced is meant for getting admission to IITs. The JEE Advanced exam will be conducted on 27th September.
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