The Coronavirus pandemic that spread in Tamil Nadu like fire has led to the cancellation of public examinations of class 10 students in 2020-21 and these students were given `All Pass` by the government.

These students are now in a tough situation and are shocked due to the fact that they do not have SSLC marks that are mandatory to apply for the JEE exam. From the state of Tamil Nadu every year around 40,000 engineering aspirants appear for JEE.

From 15th of December onwards , the registration for JEE began and it would go on till 12th of January 2023. This was according to a senior official from the school education department. He spoke about how after registering the personal details, educational details of the aspirants were compulsory.

In this scenario, those applicants belonging to the 2020-2021 batch of class 10 who were declared as all pass by the govt were unable to proceed further in the application form.

The good news is that in another few more days, this issue would come to an end and this was brought out by the senior official. Many complaints have been received from the eligible aspiring students and from JEE coaching centres etc. To remove the provision from the application forum, the TN govt has contacted NTA or national testing agency.

Mr. K. Nanthakumar, commissioner of school education mentioned that the issue would be sorted out soon as the Tamil Nadu govt has approached NTA. Soon, IIT-M would also be approaching NTA regarding this.

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