TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The JEE (MAIN) scheduled to be held from February 23 to 26 across the country began on Tuesday. The first day of the exam saw students taking BArch, BPlanning, and the exam for various undergraduate engineering courses will take place on February 24 and 25.
The examination is held in two sessions but only one session was conducted on Tuesday. 98 candidates attended the exam out of a total of 126. 28 candidates were absent.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the JEE exams will be conducted 4 times this year as compared to the usual format of 2 times a year, in February, March, April, and May.
Tashvi, a Class XII student, who took the exam for BArch, said that the move is considerate. “The fact that those aspiring for JEE had a tough academic year due to online studies and pandemic has been considered by the NTA. The performance pressure is much less, given that paper was moderate.” Another student, Pankaj Sharma, of Class XII, who took the exam, said: “that apart from the mathematics part, the paper was moderate.”