More than 80% students take JEE exams for BE, BTech

Last Updated : 03 September 2020, 16:49 IST

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More than 80% students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for BE and BTech courses on Wednesday and Thursday, braving the Covid-19 pandemic.

The attendance for Tuesday, when JEE was conducted for B.Arch and B.Planning, the attendance was nearly 54.67%.

The JEE exams are being held in two shifts from September 1 to September 6, for which more than 8.58 lakh students have applied.

The attendance for the first shift on Wednesday was 77.14%, which improved to 85.08% for the second shift.

On Thursday 81.62% students appeared for the exams during the first shift and the numbers improved slightly to 82.67% for the second shift.

According to reports, nearly 90% students had appeared for the previous JEE exams.

"I thank all chief ministers for their support to ensure that students' careers are not affected," Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.

Published 03 September 2020, 16:49 IST

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