Education Ministry Might Grant Relaxation for JEE Main 2023 Aspirants in Eligibility Criteria

January 09, 2023
Last updated date: 29th Jan 2023
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Students all around the nation have been calling for the JEE Mains 2023 eligibility requirements to be relaxed. The Bombay High Court has received a plea from student representatives asking for the elimination of the requirement that candidates for the 12th board exams score a minimum of 75% marks.


JEE Main 2023: Education Minister Considering To Grant Relaxation In Eligibility Criteria

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The threshold of 75% in the 12th board exams is one of the eligibility requirements for JEE Mains that Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is considering relaxing.


"Thank you for your letter dated December 2 2022 and December 15 2022, related to a one-time exemption to reduce the eligibility requirements for all candidates appearing for the JEE Main and advanced exams in 2023," the Minister wrote in response to Member of Parliament Karti Chidambaram. The concerned department has received the issue and will take the appropriate action.


It is important to note that students around the nation have been calling for a lowering of the eligibility requirements for the JEE Main 2023 exam. The Bombay High Court has received a plea from student representatives asking for the elimination of the requirement that candidates for the 12th board exams receive a minimum of 75% of the available points. Additionally, they want the JEE Mains exam to be delayed for the January session.


Students argue that the exam's January leg, which begins on January 24, conflicts with their pre-board tests and will make it more difficult for them to study for their board exams. The petitioners have asked that the exam be moved from March's CBSE boards to later that month.


The petitioners must demonstrate the "unfairness of the exam" at the upcoming hearing, the Bombay High Court has ordered. The court will hold another hearing on Tuesday, January 10. MP Chidambaram gave voice to the kids' cause by writing twice to the education minister to ask for a one-time exemption of the minimum of 75% marks in the 12th board exams. The MP pointed out that many students might lose their eligibility for the engineering entrance exam owing to a number of factors that were beyond their control, such as last-minute changes in exam centres and natural disasters.


The registration period for JEE Mains 2023 is now open and will continue till January 12, notwithstanding the ongoing conflict between students and the authorities. The National Testing Agency will administer the exam for the January session on the 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 of the same month throughout India.


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