JEE Main To Be Conducted In Multiple Languages Including Marathi: Centre

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) stated that JEE Main will be conducted in Marathi and Telugu from the academic year 2020.

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As there were  1.1 lakh applications from Maharashtra for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, the centre has stated that the examination will now be conducted in multiple languages including Marathi. 1.60 lakh applications were there from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana combined, therefore the centre has stated that for the academic year 2020, JEE Mains will also be held in Marathi and Telugu. 

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) played a crucial role in implementing this decision. However, HRD secretary R Subrahmanyam stated that there can be technical limitations in this implementation. As the exams are conducted on the computer, implementing it in regional languages will have its own set of challenges. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be developing a software which will help in conducting the examination in regional languages. 

Notably, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the JEE Main in Marathi, Gujarati and Urdu languages till 2014 but discontinued Marathi and Urdu in 2016.

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