In adherence with strict COVID-19 guidelines, students across the country wrote JEE Main on Tuesday, 1 September, after the Union Ministry of Education remained firm on conducting the engineering entrance test from 1 to 6 September.
After the first day of JEE Main, Amit Khare, Secretary of Higher Education, thanked officials for conducting the exam smoothly across the country. “JEE Exam was conducted smoothly all over the country. I would like to thank all the state governments and officials of the National Testing Agency for the smooth conduct of the examination,” Khare said, according to ANI.
According to health guidelines issued by the National Testing Agency, students must maintain social distancing at the exam centre and carry a written self-declaration stating that they do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19, have not come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus or had any symptom in the recent past.
#WATCH: Candidates queue up outside TCS at Patto Plaza in Panaji, Goa - designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain. They are being made to discard their masks and are being provided fresh masks after their temperature is checked, in the wake of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/oekpUNmqlk— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
According to NTA, If the body temperature of a student exceeds 99.4 degree Fahrenheit, the aspirant will be taken to a separate room. If the temperature doesn’t come down after some time, the student will be allowed to write the test in an isolation room.
Students are allowed to carry a transparent water bottle, and a 50 ml mask sanitiser and will have to maintain a six-feet distance while entering the hall. They will also be given a fresh three-ply mask before entering and will have to discard the old ones.
Additionally, the Central & Western Railway has allowed students and their accompanying parents to travel by special suburban services over the Mumbai Suburban Network.
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