Recently, MP Karti P Chidambaram wrote a letter to the Education Minister of India, Dharmendra Pradhan, regarding concerns raised by the candidates who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) – Mains and Advanced 2022. The letter talks about technical glitches in both, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced, that students faced last year. Several candidates have discrepancies in their response sheets as well as errors in results.
The letter reads, ‘Both the sessions of the JEE Main exam 2022 held in June-July were marred with a multitude of technical glitches such as computer systems getting shut down multiple times, frozen screens for several minutes, questions taking too long to load, incomplete questions, etc. These glitches denied the candidates a fair attempt at the exam, which resulted in many candidates witnessing huge decrements in their scores.’
Karti P Chidambaram took to his official Twitter handle and tweeted, ‘A large number of JEE2022 aspirants were denied the opportunity to a fair exam due to technical glitches/other issues beyond their control. As a one time measure, GOI must look into relaxing the eligibility criteria for #JEE2023 I’ve written to @dpradhanbjp @eduMinOfIndia