Vagisha Kaushik|Oct 19, 2021
- 45 percent students in Gujarat skip JEE on Tuesday
45 percent students in Gujarat skip JEE on Tuesday
The state government had said on Monday that 38,167 students had registered for the exam being conducted by the National Testing Agency in 32 centres in 13 districts between September 1-6.
"On the first day, out of 3,020 registered students, only 1,664, or 55 per cent, remained present, while 1,356 (45 per cent) did not turn up. Normally, 25-30 percent students skip the exams every year. The percentage this year is higher by 10-15," said Virendra Ravat, JEE Coordinator for Gujarat.
On Monday, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh had said the administration would hold the exams after taking all precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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