Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated that the matter has been forwarded to the relevant department in response to Member of Parliament (MP) Karti P Chidambaram’s letter requesting a one-time exemption for JEE Main candidates affected by technical glitches in the 2022 exam and ineligible to appear in JEE Main 2023.
The Education Minister @dpradhanbjp @EduMinOfIndia has responded to my letter requesting immediate relaxation in the eligibility criteria for #JEE2023. I hope the Govt will look into the requests and concerns of aggrieved students. https://t.co/yEvp5BktLU pic.twitter.com/ZbLGPovOTP — Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) January 7, 2023
“Thank you for your letter dated 2nd December, 2022 & 15th December 2022, regarding one-time exemption to relax the eligibility criteria for all students appearing for the appeared for the JEE Main and Advanced exams in 2023. The matter has been sent to the concern department for necessary action,” Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in a letter said.
The MP made a zero-hour intervention in the winter session of Parliament on December 9, demanding Pradhan to urge the National Testing Agency (NTA) to modify the eligibility requirements for all JEE Main 2023 hopefuls and allow all students to sit for the engineering entrance exam.
Chidambaram also wrote a letter to the union education minister prior to the intervention, claiming that both JEE Main 2022 sessions, which were held in June and July of 2022, were plagued by numerous technical issues, such as computer systems that repeatedly crashed, screens that froze for an extended period of time, questions that took too long to load, incomplete questions, and so on. As a result, many candidates’ scores and percentiles plummeted dramatically.