Published: 01st September 2020
JEE Main 2020: Everything you need to know before you head to the exam centre
The JEE Main began on September 1 across the country with COVID-19 precautions in place at the test centres
The engineering Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main began at 9 am across the country on Tuesday. JEE Main is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 examination conducted by the respective Boards.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Education and the National Testing Agency has released specific guidelines for students who are taking the exam this year.
- As a precaution for COVID-19, the candidate must reach the centre as indicated against Reporting/Entry time at centre.
- On completion of the examination, please wait for instructions from Invigilator and do not get up from your seat until advised. The
candidates will be permitted to move out one at a time only.
- All candidates are required to download and carefully read the Instructions and Advisory for COVID-19 given with the Admit Card and strictly adhere to them.
- Candidates are advised to carry only the following items with them into the examination venue:
a) Admit Card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in.
b) A simple transparent Ball Point Pen
c) Additional photograph, to be pasted on attendance sheet
d) Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
e) Personal transparent water bottle
- Shoes/footwear with thick soles and garments with large buttons are NOT permitted.
NTA has implemented social distancing measures as per Government of India guidelines in the current scenario of COVID-19 to ensure health and safety of the candidates. Adequate measures are implemented for the safety of all without compromising the high standards, sanctity, and fairness in the conduct of the examination. Candidates are also required to adhere to guidelines and the new process for Social Distancing and hygiene to ensure the safety and health of their own and fellow candidates.
For safety purposes, NTA strongly advises candidates not to bring anything other than permitted items. However, in the case of an unavoidable situation, there will be an arrangement to store the bags at centres at owner’s risk.
Preparation at the centre:
1. Standard Operating Procedures for implementing safety precautions and for maintaining the required standard of hygiene are getting implemented.
2. Before each shift starts (and after last shift of the candidate) Seating Area will be thoroughly sanitized - monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk and the chair. All door handles, staircase railing, lift buttons, etc will be disinfected. Wheelchairs (if present at the venue) will be disinfected.
3. The gap between 2 seats will be maintained as per GOI guidelines.
4. Hand Sanitiser will be available at entry and inside the exam venue at various places for candidates and centre staff to use.
5. Barcode readers will be available at the entry point to scan the barcode on the admit card. The Lab number will be informed to the
candidate at this point.
6. Rough sheets will be kept at all desks before the start of the exam by invigilators wearing gloves to ensure hygiene.
7. It is ensured that all the processes are touch-free to ensure Social Distancing norms.
8. Candidate to reach centre as per the Reporting/Entry time at Centre given in the Admit Card to avoid any crowding at the centre at the time of entry and to maintain social distancing.
At the time of Entry:
1. Candidates need to maintain a space of at least 6 feet from each other at all the time. Queue manager/ropes and Floor Marks will be arranged outside the centre, follow the instructions provided by centre staff.
2. Lab number will not be displayed outside the centre to avoid any crowding at any one place in any situation.
3. Candidates will be required to sanitize hands by washing with soap and with Hand Sanitiser before entry in the centre. Hand sanitiser will be available at various locations in the centre.
4. Candidate should bring duly filled in Admit card as per instructions.
5. The candidate will be offered a fresh 3 Ply mask before entry. In order to stop chances of any UFM being used in the examination, the candidate is expected to wear the freshly provided mask at the centre. The candidate will be required to remove the mask worn by him/ her from home and use the mask provided at the centre only.