JEE aspirants from Tamil Nadu in a fix sans Class X marksheets

During Covid-19 wave in Tamilnadu during 2019 and 2022 thousands of students were declared all pass in Class 10. Now many of the JEE Aspirants are now in a precarious situation as they do not have SSLC marks, which is mandatory to apply for the exam.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has scheduled the first session of the JEE Main exam from January 24 to 31. The agency opened the online portal to apply for the exam from December 15. The date to apply is January 12.

Parents and teachers said the portal asks details like Class X total marks, obtained marks and percentage in the application.

N Vijayan, senior principal of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Tambaram, said, many state board student have been working hard to clear JEE Mains 2023 exam.

“School has sent representations to the school education department, NTA, to enable the state board students to register online for the JEE Main exam,” he said.

School Education Commissioner K Nanthakumar said as the government has approached NTA, the problem will be sorted out soon. Sources from IIT-Madras, seeking anonymity, said that the institution is also likely to approach the NTA.

KR Nandhakumar, general secretary, Tamil Nadu Private Nursery, Primary, Matriculation, Higher Secondary, and CBSE Schools Association, said that the government should have allocated the Class 10 marks based on Class 9 performance. “We had urged the government to do it back then but it wasn’t done and now students are suffering.”

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