The Central Board of Secondary Education had released answer keys of Joint Entrance Exam JEE (Mains) Paper I (English medium) two days back. For those who were not satisfied with the answer keys had got an opportunity to challenge it.
While on one hand, the Board said that it was a great chance being availed to the students for the first time; on the other hand students complained that they did not get sufficient time to go through them. The answer keys were released on April 28 around 8 pm and the challenges could be made till 5 pm on April 29. According to a newspaper report, around 1, 100 aspirants challenged the answer key.
The candidates whose challenge(s) are accepted will have their fee refunded.
A total of 13.56 lakh students, including 3.16 lakh girls, registered for the exam this year. Of which, 11.84 lakh took the paper and pen exam at 2,173 centres and nearly 1.72 lakh students appeared for the online version of the test. The results for the same are expected to be declared on May 3.
JEE (Mains) is conducted to test the eligibility of candidates seeking admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutions in India. Moreover, it is an eligibility test for the JEE Advanced.