JEE Main 2020 admit card: over 7 lakh downloaded by aspirants for the examination

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Team Careers360 | Aug 27, 2020 - 4:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released JEE Main admit card 2020 on August 17 at the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in. Registered candidates were able to complete the JEE Main admit card download by providing their application number and password/date of birth. Despite the rising protests against the entrance examination, NTA officials have confirmed that around 7,49,508 lakh out of the 8.58 lakh candidates have already downloaded the JEE Main admit card.

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The number of downloaded JEE Main admit cards vaguely confirms that students are now getting ready to attempt the entrance examination, which will be held from September 1 to 6 at various centres across the country. The NTA official also claimed that almost 99 percent of the candidates have been allotted their first choice of exam centres.

NTA had opened the facility to change the location of the preferred exam centres for all registered candidates. Only 332 candidates used this facility and requested for a centre change.

Debate on JEE Main 2020 Postponement

The opinions on whether JEE Main 2020 should be conducted from September 1 to 6 are divided. While NTA and many academicians believe that the exam should not be further postponed as it will affect the academic future of the students, many political figures and students/parents are appealing to the authorities to postpone the exam due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in India. Students have also been trending hashtags to support the postponement of JEE Main, However, NTA has remained firm that the examination will be conducted as scheduled.

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