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Fact Check: JEE 2020 Exam not cancelled at some centers in Lucknow, the viral claim is fake

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: September 3, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A viral post on social media claims that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020 has been canceled at many centers in Lucknow. This claim has proven to be fake in Vishvas News investigation. The JEE exam has not been canceled at any center in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Claim

A Twitter user named ‘Aisa Madhya Pradesh’ wrote,  “In Lucknow, JEE paper was cancelled in many centers. It’s better to postpone exam.

This post was shared on September 1, 2020. The archived version of this post can be accessed here.

Several users have shared similar posts on twitter.

Investigation

First of all, we searched on Google for JEE Mains 2020 exam date.  We found the exam was scheduled on September 1.  We searched the news about cancellation of exam in Lucknow on Google, but we did not find any such report. We researched the e-paper of Dainik Jagran’s Lucknow edition. There we did not get any notice of cancellation of exam at some centers.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the in-charge authority in conducting these exams. We did not get any notice of the cancellation of the exam at their website.

The National Testing Agency has clarified the claims to be fake in their tweet.  Exams were not to be held at Krishna Nagar and Jankipuram Extension of Lucknow. The exams were conducted at other centers in Lucknow.

Vishwas News spoke to Dainik Jagran’s Lucknow correspondent Pulak Tripathi to verify the claim. He said that on Tuesday (September 1, 2020), there was JEE main exam for Bachelor of Architecture. “There were fewer participants for this course. For this reason, this examination was conducted at only three centers out of nine. He said that the rumor of cancellation of the examination might have arised due to less number of centers. The viral claim is fake,” said Tripathi.

In social scanning of the Twitter user ‘Aisa Madhya Pradesh’, we came to know that the user is from Madhya Pradesh and the account is active on Twitter since July 2020.

Conclusion: JEE 2020 exams were not cancelled at some centers in Lucknow.

  • Claim Review : Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020 has been canceled at many centers in Lucknow.
  • Claimed By : Twitter User AISA MADHYA PRADESH
  • Fact Check : False
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