As per the statement released by Minister of State Transport Suvendu Adhikari, today’s (8th January) bandh in West Bengal will not impact the students appearing for JEE Main exam in the state. The West Bengal Government has come to aid for the candidates by providing 2,200 buses in Kolkata and keeping 30% extra buses for the unforeseen situation. More than 9.5 lakh candidates are estimated to appear for the examination of JEE Main 2019, from 7th to 20th April 2019, which is being conducted in an online mode for the first time. Also, the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for the supervision of the examination of JEE Main 2019.
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The clash of dates between JEE Main and Trade Union Strike for two days i.e. 8th and 9th January 2019 has bought up the speculation regarding the change in the of schedule the exam. But no official statement from NTA provided the assurance that the examination will be held as per the announced date and there will no official changes in the dates of JEE Main 2019. The announcement of the strike by 10 leading trade unions of the country has confused that the students appearing for the exam but the lack of any form of official notification from NTA on the website indicated that the examination will be held in a smooth manner and the strike will not impact the schedule in any manner.
The exam of JEE Main 2019 is starting today from 8th January to 12th January 2019. Candidates who have successfully filled up the Application Form are eligible to download the E- admit card from the website of NTA. The presence of the Admit card provides the validation to the candidate to appear for the exam.