Due to Covid pandemic concern, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) aspirants who attempted the examination in 2020 in Indore are optimistic about getting another opportunity to clear the examination since they have joined the national appeal to the education minister. On the other side, JEE aspirants fear that competition will be stiffer in 2021 if the appeal is accepted making it tougher for them to score a good rank.
A week after the Joint Admission Board of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) determined to give aspirants who had tested positive for Covid-19 another shot at the Joint Entrance Examination, Advanced-JEE in 2021, a delegation of students and parents approached Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal seeking further relaxation in eligibility terms through social media and submission of a letter. According to JEE norms, a student who clears class XII is permitted 3 attempts at JEE Mains and 3 attempts at JEE-Adv.
Students and parents have requested the minister, which reads- “Students who had their last attempt at JEE exams this year should be granted a year’s concession and permitted to appear for their final attempt in 2021.” Some aspirants were happy at the possibility of getting another chance to clear JEE Main and JEE Advanced next year. This possibility worried other JEE aspirants who will be attempting the exam for the first or second time.
one of the aspirants shared that they have missed clearing JEE Advanced once at a very small gap and due to silly mistakes. If more JEE aspirants especially those who have been preparing for three years will be given a chance, it would mean stiffer competition and higher cut off.