Congressman Karti Chidambaram has written a letter to Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan about technical glitches in the 2022 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). . He urged Pradhan to intervene in the matter and ensure a one-off relaxation of eligibility criteria for all students appearing for the JEE this year.
Karti Chidambaram posted on Twitter a picture of the letter he sent to Pradhan’s office. “A large number of JEE2022 aspirants were denied the chance of a fair exam due to technical glitches/other issues beyond their control. As a one-off measure, the Government of India should examine whether the eligibility criteria for JEE 2023 can be relaxed,” he wrote in the caption.
In the letter, the congress leader mentioned the issue of various technical glitches faced by the students teaching the JEE Main exams during the June-July session. Among these, he mentioned computer systems that failed multiple times, queries that took a long time to load, and incomplete queries. He said students who took the 2022 JEE Advanced exam in August also faced similar technical issues.
Karti also cited other non-technical issues, such as student exam centers being switched at the last minute without prior notice via text or email, discrepancies in answer sheets, and errors in results.
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Highlighting the plight of the students, he wrote that many students facing these issues “made their last attempt at these exams this year”. JEE Advanced this year, and for those graduating in 2021, it was their last attempt at JEE Advanced this year,” the letter reads.
Reports suggest that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the dates for JEE Main 2023 in the coming week. The agency conducts the JEE Mains exam twice a year. For the 2023 exams, session one is expected to be held in January and session two in April 2023.
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