NEW DELHI: Six candidates scored 100 percentile (100 NTA score) at the JEE (Main) February examination, which include two from Delhi, and one each from Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Three candidates who appeared in Indian languages scored 99 and above percentile. The results for paper 1 for admission to engineering programmes were announced on Monday night. A total of 6.5 lakh candidates registered for the exam for February of which 6.2 lakh appeared. With the announcement of the results of the February cycle, the National Testing Agency has reopened the registration window till Tuesday 9 pm for correction and registration for the subsequent cycles of March, April and May.
Pravar Kataria and Ranjim Prabal Das from Delhi, Saket Jha from Rajasthan, Guramrit Singh from Chandigarh, Siddhant Mukherjee from Maharashtra and Ananth Krishna Kidambi from Gujarat have scored 100 NTA scores to top the February cycle of the JEE (Main). Aritra Biswas (99.24) in Bengali medium, Joshi Rishi Dharmendrabhai (99.85) in Gujarati medium and Ramswroop Rathi (99.92%) in Hindi medium are the three candidates who took the exams regional languages and scored 99 percentile and above.
However, the final merit list will be announced by the NTA after Feb, March, April, and May Session of JEE(Main)-2021 exam, the ranks of the candidates will be released taking into consideration the best of the four NTA scores. This is for the first time the JEE (Main) is being offered four times a year and in 13 languages including Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English and Gujarati.
The first cycle of JEE (Main) 2021 conducted in February for admission to engineering courses recorded an all-time high of 95.1% attendance. The exams were conducted across 331 cities, which include 10 cities outside India. Starting this year, the exam will be conducted four times a year to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores. The next phases will be held in March, April and May.
Announcing the results on twitter, Ramesh Pokhriyal, union education minister said: Congratulations to the students. Till last year, exams were done in 3 languages only but this time exams were conducted in 13 languages & results have been declared in n10 days – Great achievement by @DG-NTA.”
JEE (Main) is conducted for admission to undergraduate programmes in National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and other centrally-funded technical institutions and engineering colleges of participating states. It is also the eligibility test for JEE (Advanced) for admission to the prestigious IITs. For the first time 200-odd technical institutions of Uttar Pradesh too would be conducting their admissions based on scores of this test. The other states which have been using JEE (Main) scores are Haryana, MP, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Nagaland, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab.
Source From : Times Of India