Regardless of widespread social media protests on suspending the doorway checks because of the pandemic, over 2.5 million college students appeared for the doorway exams final yr. JEE Main, JEE Superior, NEET, CAT are held for securing admissions in engineering, medical, administration faculties, respectively. Training Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank at present cited the variety of college students who appeared within the aggressive exams in final two years in Rajya Sabha.

In JEE Major 2020, a complete of 6 lakh (6,49,612) college students sat within the September session, whereas over Eight lakh (8,84,138) college students tried the January session. In 2019, over 10 lakh (10,25,128) college students appeared in April session, and 10,19,855 college students tried the January session.

Equally, a complete of 1.5 lakh college students (1,50,838) college students appeared within the IIT entrance examination — JEE Superior in 2020, whereas 1,61,319 college students tried the 2019 session of the engineering entrance.

Nonetheless, out of the over 2.5 lakh candidates who had been eligible to use for the JEE Superior, only one,60,864 college students have registrations, based on the official knowledge launched by the IIT-Delhi. That is the bottom previously three years. In 2019, about 1.73 lakh, and in 2018, practically 1.65 lakh college students had utilized for the examination.

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The quantity was anticipated to dip because the exams had been held amid pandemic. Even for the JEE Major September 2020, over one lakh candidates didn’t flip up for the examination.

Within the administration entrance take a look at, CAT, a complete of 1.9 lakh (1,90,144) college students tried the 2020 session, whereas 2.09 lakh (2,09,926) candidates appeared in 2019. The medical entrance examination — NEET has over 13 lakh (13,66,945) college students in 2020, whereas 14 lakh (14,10,755) college students appeared in 2019, as knowledgeable by the Training Minister in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

The exams had been held following the COVID-19 tips. “Crucial measures reminiscent of sustaining of social distancing, use of hand sanitisers and face masks, on-line mock checks, allotment of the primary selection of examination centre to majority of candidates, temperature measurement at examination centres, staggered entry of candidates, sanitising of examination centres and so forth had been taken whereas conducting the aggressive exams in the course of the pandemic,” Nishank said.

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