Published: 07th September 2020
Good news for IIT aspirants: You may now get to attempt JEE Advanced three times in a row
Students were originally allowed to attempt the entrance to the top engineering institutes only two consecutive times
Looks like IIT aspirants in India may soon be able to attempt the JEE Advanced examinations three times in a row. While previously, students were allowed to attempt the entrance examination to the top engineering institutes in the country only two consecutive times, the number of attempts may just increase from the next academic year. However, no official word is out on this yet.
The information was tweeted by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, who had previously written a letter to the Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and the JEE (Advanced) Organising Chairman seeking the same. "Happy to share that upon receipt of my request to increase JEE (Advanced) Attempts, authorities have confirmed that IITs are considering to increase JEE (Advanced) Attempts wef 2021," Srivastava tweeted. At the same time, he also sought an increment of attempts from the current academic year itself.
In his letter, Srivastava said that previously there was no limit to the number of attempts when JEE (Advanced) was IIT JEE. He also said that an average student can attempt NEET for up to nine times. (NEET only has an age bar and anyone aged between 17 and 25 and has completed class XII can write the exam). He added that restricting the number of attempts to two will deprive a lot of underprivileged students of the opportunity. "Even after qualifying JEE Mains with top ranks in their third attempt, students are not permitted to appear in JEE Advanced. This is unjust, particularly to underprivileged and rural students," the letter reads.