NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 3 | In a media briefing on September 2, Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister stated that 75% of candidates could not attempt JEE Mains on September 1 owing COVID19 situation in the state. On similar grounds, as many as 50 per cent of candidates hailing from other states were not able to write JEE Mains 2020.
She also highlighted that the State Government has taken all necessary measures as directed by the NTA for the conduct of the exam. However, students didn’t turn up for the exam.
The WB State CM substantiating her statement with data said that according to the statistics, as many as 4652 registered candidates, only 1167 appeared on the first day of the JEE Mains 2020.
“The students are in great trouble. They were not able to attempt the JEE examinations. In other states, more than 50 percent of the students were not able to appear for it because of the pandemic situation,” CM Banerjee told reporters.
Mamta Banerjee had earlier requested the Centre not to hold the JEE amid the pandemic situation and had been vocal about the conduct of University exams in West Bengal during the COVID19 situation.
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