The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) has officially started from today. According to the reports, over 11 lakh candidates will appear for the JEE (main). "The exams will continue as per the schedule," an official told NDTV. "If there are any genuine cases where students could not reach the exam centre due to the bandh, we will consider the cases later," the official added.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the exam, simultaneously, in 258 cities. Today a total number of 1,80,052 candidates took the architecture and planning paper at 390 centres.
"In order to stop cheating using mobile networks, Jammers have been installed in all the centres. A total of about 4,000 jammers per shift in all 10 shifts have been put in place," said the agency.
This is the first JEE (main) and the second exam conducted by the NTA. The next JEE (main) will be held in April.
According to the information mentioned on the official website, “The test will be held on different shifts/dates in both the attempts.”The NTA will release the application form of JEE (Main)-2019 for the first attempt in September 2018 and for the second attempt in February 2019. The result of the first attempt of JEE (Main)-2019 will be declared by 31st January 2019 and for the second attempt by 30th April 2019.”