JEE Main 2023: Bombay High Court to hear 75% eligibility criteria next plea on April 24

The petitioner stated on the PIL that the eligibility criteria is not justified for the candidates and is not a true reflection of their actual ability.

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Arpita Das | April 13, 2023 | 12:44 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Bombay High Court will hear the plea for the removal of 75 percent eligibility criteria for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2023 exam on April 24. The petitioners filed the plea earlier, stating that the eligibility criteria is unfair for the candidates. JEE Main 2023 Exam Live

Anubha Srivastava Sahai, child rights activist on her official handle tweeted,"Update on #JEE matter Learner AG on behalf of Govt mentioned today b4 Hon'ble CJ of Mumbai HC that they will be filing Affidavit so requested time for the same. I requested the Judge to keep it early as students are anxious. Next hearing will be on 24th".

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Earlier, the matter was taken up by Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala of the Bombay High Court and Justice Sandeep V. Marne on March 1, 2023. The High Court ordered the government and National Testing Agency (NTA) to present the necessary documents and data with regard to the 75 percent qualifying requirement for the JEE Main 2023 exam.

The matter was postponed for another hearing until April 6, 2023. The next hearing was set again by the Bombay High Court for today.

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“The marks scored by them is not a true reflection of their actual ability therefore those students with less marks than the eligibility criteria (75%) for this year’s examinations can score very high marks in the upcoming JEE Main 2023, and if a fair chance is denied to them that will affect the future (of) lakhs of bright (students)”, reads the PIL filed by the petitioners.

NTA is currently conducting the JEE Main 2023 Session 2 exam. The exams started on April 6 and will be held till April 15, 2023. The exam for BE and BTech papers is being held today in two slots. Candidates are required to carry their JEE Main 2023 admit card to the exam hall which is available for download at jeemain.nta.nic.in.

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