Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 31
Starting tomorrow till September 6, over seven lakh college students are anticipated to take Joint Entrance Examination Mains, 2020, for admissions to undergraduate engineering programs with the Centre assuring full security of candidates in Covid-19 instances.
On the eve of the examination, the primary aggressive examination the Centre is holding below a constant Covid surge, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal issued a video message to college students wishing them the very best and asking them to belief examination conducting businesses with foolproof preparations in any respect 660 centres throughout India.
“I have appealed to all Chief Ministers to ensure that none of the JEE Mains candidates taking the exam has to face any inconvenience. I have personally spoken to every CM in this regard. All arrangements are in place as per the standard operating procedures of the Health Ministry and students need not worry. I wish everyone all the best. As many as 7,77,465 students have downloaded JEE Main admit cards so far,” Pokhriyal mentioned.
In all 8.58 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main. Until tonight, 90.61 per cent — 7,77,465 candidates — had downloaded the admit playing cards.
Cards might be downloaded till the beginning of the exams tomorrow. JEE Mains are essential as they’re additionally a gateway to premiere IITs. Top 2.45 lakh candidates of JEE Mains papers 1 and a couple of will take JEE Advanced for entry to 23 IITs. JEE Advanced is to be held on September 27.
The National Testing Agency, which is able to maintain the examination in the present day, mentioned it had taken over all centres from state governments and preparations have been in place. Students shall be given three layered masks and gloves as soon as they attain the Centre the place hand sanitisers shall be freely obtainable, it mentioned. Also loudspeakers shall be used to relay messages as masks might impede audibility of bulletins.
JEE Mains are being held at a time of stiff opposition to the conduct of assessments.
Among security measures the NTA has adopted are — the quantity examination centres has been elevated from 570 to 660; variety of shifts has been elevated from eight to 12 and variety of candidates per shift has been diminished from earlier 1.32 lakh to 85,000 now.
To guarantee correct social distancing inside examination halls, candidates shall be seated in alternate seats in case of JEE (Main).
Adequate preparations have additionally been made outdoors the examination centres to allow candidates stand with enough social distancing, whereas ready. The NTA has additionally written to states to increase help in native motion of the candidates in order that they can attain their centres on time,” an NTA official mentioned.