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JEE centers set up in Washington, Moscow and Ottawa

“The NTA has also expanded JEE centres within India, bringing them to several remote areas in collaboration with local authorities such as district magistrates and police.”

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International centres for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, India’s most popular engineering entrance exam, have opened for the first time in Washington, DC, Moscow, and Ottawa. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to expand beyond Southeast and West Asia.

According to NTA Director General Vineet Joshi, the NTA has also expanded JEE centres within India, bringing them to several remote areas in collaboration with local authorities such as district magistrates and police, according to a report in pragnews.com.

According to Joshi, JEE centres have been established for the first time in the United States, Canada, Russia, Indonesia, and Mauritius. There are 19 overseas centres in total, with 1,226 candidates registered to take the exam. “This time, centres are located in Washington, DC, Moscow, Ottawa, Jakarta, and Port Louis. We had never ventured outside of the Middle East and Southeast Asia before. Despite the fact that only a few candidates registered to take the exam at those locations, we decided to make the necessary arrangements. This can be viewed as a scaled-up outreach effort,” Joshi said.

JEE (Main) scores are primarily used for undergraduate engineering admissions at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other centrally funded technical institutions, as well as some state government-run technical institutions

Dubai had the most registered candidates (405), followed by Sharjah (150), and Muscat (100). (133). There were two candidates in Jakarta and Ottawa, one in Port Louis, one in Washington DC, and three in Moscow. Joshi stated that the NTA worked closely with Indian embassies to establish overseas centres. “Keeping in mind the interests of students from the Indian diaspora, the Ministry of Education, Government of India, has decided to include Washington DC as an Exam City for holding the JEE (Main) 2022 Examination,” according to a notice issued by the Indian embassy in the US.

JEE (Main) scores are primarily used for undergraduate engineering admissions at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other centrally funded technical institutions, as well as some state government-run technical institutions. It is also a prerequisite for JEE (Advanced), which is used to gain admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

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