JEE Main 2023: Students ask NTA to postpone exam, remove 75 % criterion

JEE Mains 2023 aspirants tirelessly work on trending #JEEMains2023 requesting authorities to remove 75% criterion and postpone exam.

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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2023. (Picture: Shutterstock)Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2023. (Picture: Shutterstock)

Ishita Ranganath | January 8, 2023 | 10:42 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Aspirants preparing to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main are still working to get authorities attention to remove 75% criterion for droppers and postpone exam as the JEE Main 2023 dates were announced a month prior to the examination. JEE Main admit card LIVE

Fearing lack of time to complete the JEE Main 2023 syllabus, students have been trending #JEEMain and #JEEMains2023 and tagging concerned authorities to listen to their pleas. In this regard, a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking postponement and challenging the 75% criterion of JEE Main 2023.

Also Read | NCPCR requests NTA to reschedule JEE Main 2023 exams, remove 75% eligibility criteria

In late December 2022, the apex child right body, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote to the National Testing Agency (NTA) to meet the demands of the students. The commission said that the notice period of one month is not enough time for the students to study for their JEE Main, calling it 'unjust and unfair'. JEE Main 2023 candidates are demanding postponement of exam to April as there is less time to prepare and students were informed late.

A letter by Member of Parliament (MP) Karti P Chidambaram demanded a one-time exemption for JEE Main candidates that were hit by the technical glitches in 2022 exam, therefore, will be ineligible to appear in the 2023 exam due to the criterion. Education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan responded to the letter and said that the matter has been sent to the concerned authorities and will be looked into.

Previously, the NTA removed the JEE Main 75% criteria last year as an one-time measure due to academic loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. The JEE Main 2023 first session is scheduled from January 24 to 31, 2023 while the second session is scheduled to be conducted on April 6, 8, 10-12, 2023. The last date for JEE Mains 2023 registration is January 12.

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