A large section of engineering aspirants across India has started an online protest. These students are demanding that there should be at least a 90-days gap between two attempts of JEE Main as well as want the engineering entrance exam to be held after the board exams. Currently, the JEE Main session 1 is scheduled to be held between the boards. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has already rescheduled the exam once.
While the demand has been there for long, now students have taken social media platforms by storm and are trending #JEEStduentsWantJustice by tweeting their demands. Students claim that the timetable is not drafted by keeping students but in fact elections in mind. In many video messages, students can be seek to ask, “why students are punished due to elections?”, “JEE is not a joke.”
Till last year, the first attempt of JEE Main was held before boards while the second was held after boards. This not only segregated the exams but also allowed about a 2-3 months’ gap between two attempts of JEE Main. Having two attempts at JEE allows students to prepare better and improve their performance. Now with the clash between boards as well as a gap of only 19-days between two attempts of JEE, students claim that they will not have sufficient time for preparation.
Students are also tweeting using hashtags #JEEMainsAfterBoards and #ModijiHelpJEEMainsStudents.