A good news for all the engineering aspirants is that the government is planning to hold the prestigious Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Mains thrice a year. The initiative will help the candidates to crack the toughest engineering exam in any one of the three attempts. The candidates need not wait for the next year if they fail to qualify the examination in the first attempt.
The plan of the government is to hold JEE (Mains) in December, February and April. The candidates can appear for the test thrice, and the highest score among the three attempts will be taken into consideration during the admission process. If the plan of the government comes into effect, the students aspiring to get admission seats for B.Tech programmes at IITs, NITs and other centrally funded institutions will be confident of the same. It will also give them enough preparation time for them to crack the examination.
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National Testing Service (NTS) which has been proposed by the government in the annual budget will hold JEE (Main) examination in online mode from the next academic session. One of the officials revealed that if a student fails in one attempt, he/she need not wait for an entire year to prepare for the examination.
However, through this initiative, if a student fails to qualify the exam in the first attempt, he/she will get adequate time to identify the weak areas and prepare effectively for the next attempt without wasting a whole year.
Experts in the field of education hailed the plan of the government. They cited that the prestigious Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) & TOEFL are being conducted seven times in a year. Therefore, holding JEE (Mains) thrice a year is a positive move.
With inputs from Hindustan Times