NEW DELHI: The results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2021 have been declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday. As per the education ministry, 44 candidates have scored 100 percentile and 18 candidates have secured rank 1. The results have been uploaded by the NTA on two of its official websites at 1 AM on the night of September 15.
Students can download their scorecards from jeemain.nta.nic.in and nta.ac.in. Post result declaration, the JoSAA counselling for admissions to IIITs, NITs is going to start soon and the JEE Advanced – IIT entrance examination registrations will also commence from September 15.
This year's results have also been marred with controversy as an investigation by the CBI had found that at least one of the JEE Mains 2021 examination centres was compromised.
Earlier this month, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids at 20 locations in the country in connection with a case of alleged irregularities by a private institution in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) 2021. As per a news agency's report, Affinity Education Private Limited and its directors has been booked by the investigating agency regarding the matter. The places where the raids were conducted include Delhi-NCR, Pune and Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. A case has been registered on September 1 against the private company, its directors, three employees and a few others.
The JEE (Mains)'s fourth session ended on September 2. Earlier, the examination was scheduled to be held from July 27 to August 2, but it was later postponed to August 26 to September 2 to provide the candidates a gap of four weeks between the examination's two sessions. As per available information, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan had on July 15 said the National Testing Agency (NTA) was advised to give a gap of four weeks between the third and fourth session of the JEE (Main) examination. The decision of giving the gap was taken considering the demand from students for the same. Accordingly, the JEE (Mains) 2021 has been scheduled on August 26, 27 and 31 and on September 1 and 2, the education minister had said in July.