JEE Mains 2020: Over 75 per cent students failed to write examination amid coronavirus situation

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Image: Twitter/@MamataOfficial)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Image: Twitter/@MamataOfficial)

New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that more than 75% of the students failed to write their JEE Mains 2020 examination due to prevailing coronavirus situation in the state.

Despite all possible arrangements done by the government only 1,167 wrote the test though 4,652 candidates were scheduled to appear for it on Tuesday, the first day of the examination.

"The students are in great trouble. They were not able to attempt the JEE examinations. In other states, more than 50 per cent of the students were not able to appear for it because of the pandemic situation," Banerjee told reporters.

Mamata Banerjee was among the prime opposition leaders who had requested the Centre to not conduct JEE Mains examination in the current situation and postpone it to a later date.

After Supreme Court's order, NTA went ahead and held examinations as per schedule announced by them.