Frontlist | Edu Minister: JEE exam to be conducted in regional languages
Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced that the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main from next year onwards would be conducted in more regional languages of India.
The Joint Admission Board has decided this in line with New National Education Policy, NEP 2020. Currently the engineering entrance exam, JEE Main is conducted only in English, Hindi and Gujarati language.
Dr Pokhriyal took Twitter to announce this, he wrote, “Announcement, In line with the vision of NEP2020 the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of JEE (Main) has decided to conduct the JEE (Main) examination in more regional languages of India. @DG-NTA”
He added, “The examination will also be conducted in regional languages where entry to State Engineering Colleges is decided based on an examination (conducted in regional language). State language of States who admit students based on the #JEE(Main) will also be included under this.”
The Education Minister also said, “This decision has far-reaching implications as Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji has pointed out that top-scoring countries in PISA examination use mother tongue as a medium of instruction. The decision of JAB will help students comprehend questions better & score higher. @DG_NTA”