The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the schedule of the JEE Main 2022, which is scheduled to be held in 2 sessions this year, being April and May. Earlier JEE aspirants had the chance to write the examination under 4 times, whereas this year, it has been reduced to 2 attempts. Session 1 is to be held between April 16 and 21, 2022, which concludes only 5 days before the CBSE Term 2 board exam scheduled to commence on April 26, 2022. The registration for JEE Main 2022 has also now been opened for aspirants.
Postpone JEE Main 2022 or Give four attempts for JEE Main
Concerned by this short gap, hundreds of aspirants planning to write the JEE Main exam took to Twitter expressing disappointment on this issue. In addition, the reduction in attempts has further affected students more than expected. Given the fact the pattern of the board exams has also changed this year, being held in 2 phases rather than 1 in the JEE Main in the same year does not seem to be favorable as expressed by several aspirants.
Students of the CBSE and several other state boards, who are planning to write the JEE Main entrance exam, have expressed strong disappointment over the schedule, commenting that different agencies release different schedules without reconciling with each other and what the students of the country seek.
The release of the schedule has sparked a backlash from many aspirants who claim, it is insensitive to hold the JEE Main right in the same week as the board exams, considering they are writing the JEE right after phases of pre-boards and practical examinations in a very short period. There have also been mixed opinions over the release that have come across.
#FourAttemptsForJEEMains2022 has been trending amongst various students and officials on Twitter, urging the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the Ministry of Education to increase the attempts for JEE Main 2022 to give them a fair chance of performance along with other exams such as the CBSE and state board exams. A response from the concerned authorities is yet awaited.
Remarks by Teachers – Will this pose a problem?
As per a report published by The Indian Express, NV Ramana Rao, Director, NIT Warangal said that the delay in the JEE Main would not affect admissions to NIT, he added that there would be sufficient time for the institutes to conclude admissions within the given time, making the entire process much smoother.
The head of FIITJEE Noida, a renowned coaching institute, as per News18, claimed that students must sync their preparation for both JEE Main and boards if they are taking the April session along with regular mock tests. Having 2 attempts is an advantage to students to increase their speed and accuracy while testing their level of preparation through the year.
Around 11 lakh students appear for the JEE Mains every year, it goes without saying their opinion matters a lot in the schedule of the entrance examination. A considerable number of students from CBSE and other state boards write the JEE Main, and their stance on the matter has been widespread since the official notification that was released by the NTA.