Round 84,000 fewer candidates took the JEE-Fundamental in 2021, in comparison with 2020, with a dip registered throughout candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBC (non-creamy layer) classes, in response to numbers shared by the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA), which declared the consequence for the engineering entrance examination within the early hours of Wednesday.
In a press release, the NTA announced that 44 candidates throughout India scored 100 percentile within the examination, which was held over 4 classes between February and September.
Amongst these 44 candidates embody seven every from Delhi and Telangana, six every from Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, and 5 from Maharashtra. Twenty-four candidates every had scored 100 percentile in 2020 and 2019.
The NTA stated 20 candidates have been discovered utilizing unfair means and have been debarred from showing in JEE-Fundamental for 3 years.
JEE (Fundamental) exams are held for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes — BE/B.Tech — at NITs, IIITs, different Centrally Funded Technical Establishments (CFTIs), and sure establishments or universities recognised by some state governments.
In line with the NTA, 9.39 lakh distinctive candidates appeared in all 4 classes of JEE-Fundamental held in February, March, July, August and September this 12 months. In 2019 and 2020, when every candidate might take the take a look at two instances every, 11.47 lakh and 10.23 lakh candidates, respectively, had appeared. One of the best efficiency of a candidate, who has appeared in a number of classes of the examination, is taken under consideration whereas tabulating the scores.
Information additionally exhibits that 86,000 candidates from the SC class took the examination in 2021, in comparison with 97,000 and 1.08 lakh in 2020 and 2019, respectively. It says 33,000 candidates from ST class appeared within the examination this 12 months, as towards 38,000 in 2020 and 43,000 in 2019.
Furthermore, 3.34 lakh OBC (non creamy layer) candidates appeared in JEE Fundamental in 2021, whereas the corresponding figures have been 4.02 lakh in 2020 and 4.46 lakh in 2019.
Nonetheless, at 4.01 lakh, the variety of common class candidates who took the examination rose marginally this 12 months in comparison with 3.91 lakh in 2020. In 2019, 5.05 lakh common class candidates had taken the examination, which was performed in 925 centres throughout the nation and overseas this 12 months.