Published: 01st September 2020
JEE Main begins in 660 centres across India with COVID-19 precautions, 16 lakh to take the test over six days
Around 16 lakh students have registered for the examination from660 centres across the country. The BArch exams are being held the first day
The Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Main has begun with precautions amid COVID-19 on Tuesday, despite protests by Opposition parties and some students. Around 16 lakh students have registered for the exams.
The first day of the exam saw BArch aspirants take the test. The BTech exams start on September 2. The number of examination centres has also been increased from 570 to 660 for the examination, NTA had said in a statement earlier.
Before entering the exam halls, the temperature of students was checked and sanitisers were also given to them. "I am carrying my own sanitised and I had also undergone a temperature check," said Pranjal while speaking to ANI outside his examination centre at Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Sr Sec School in Vivek Vihar in New Delhi.
Candidates appearing for the exam were seen standing in queues while abiding by the social distancing norm. Announcements were made for the candidates to maintain social distancing and other measures in the wake of COVID 19 spread.
In Kaluchal Chenab College of Education in Jammu, the candidates appearing for the JEE Main exam were standing at a distance for the temperature check and had covered their faces with a mask to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
While JEE has started today, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test will take place on September 13.