Pokhriyal: JEE Exams to be conducted in more regional languages

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Pokhriyal JEE Exams

In a major development, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said from next year, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will be conducted in more regional languages. The decision was taken by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) in line with the vision of New Education Policy.

The Union minister took to social media to announce the development and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behind the decision as he earlier pointed out that top-scoring countries in PISA examination use the mother tongue as a medium of instruction.

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Further, the minister said, “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.”

JEE Main is held twice a year by the National Testing Agency in three languages — English, Hindi and Gujarati.

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