Chennai: With no marks to show in the 10th class examination, several students in Tamil Nadu are facing a tough situation while appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Students will not produce 10th marks as it was passed by Tamil Nadu Board in 2020-21 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Sujith Somanathan, a 12th standard student from a government school in Madurai, speaking to IANS said, “I am worried because I don’t have 10th marks to show that it is mandatory to apply for JEE. State government officials have told us that they have taken up the matter with the National Testing Agency (NTA). and that it will be fixed soon. I’m really worried.”
He further said, “After entering the personal details, the 10th class marks are mandatory and we cannot proceed with the application and so we are worried.”
It should be noted that around 40,000 students appear for JEE in Tamil Nadu and students who have appeared in Tamil Nadu state board exams for 10th standard do not have 10th exam marks which is the mandatory criteria to apply for JEE. .
The registration for JEE started on December 12 and will continue till January 12.
Ramkumar. T, a Physics teacher at Government Higher Secondary School, Vadapalani, Chennai, while talking to IANS, said, “Then we asked the government to give marks to the students based on their performance in class 9, but they did not give any marks. This is a problem. creating for students applying for JEE now.”
Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi told IANS that the Tamil Nadu government has already taken up the matter with the Union government and the issue will be resolved.
Tamil Nadu Commissioner of School Education, K. Nanthakumar, while talking to the media, said that the state government has already approached the Union Government and the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the test paper, adding that the issue would be resolved. come out soon