31 Aug 2020, 02:19 pm By Rohit Sindhu
JEE Main 2020: From entry to new masks/ gloves, 5 Key points every student should know

The Entry for the admissions into Join Entrance Examination (JEE Main) to start from 7 AM in Morning. According to the JEE Main September 2020 schedule, the first shift of JEE Main 2020 examination to begin at 9 am onwards and entry at exam centre would begin from 7 am. To avoid the rush at the centre, students would be allowed entry before two hours of the examination. And after the closing of gates, there would be no entry allowed, report says. Students will be given new face masks, gloves inside the examination centres. 

National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to organize JEE Main April/ Sept 2020 Examination (Online Computer Based) at 660 examination centres across the country. Recently, NTA increased the number of Examination Centers from 570 to 660 (in case of JEE Main). Agency also increased the number of shifts from the earlier 8 to 12, and the number of candidates per shift also has been reduced from earlier 1.32 lakh to 85000 now. Here are the five key points every student should know about JEE Main 2020- 

1) At time of entry- 

Candidates need to maintain a space of at least six feet from each other at all the time. Lab number will not be displayed outside the centre to avoid any crowding at any one place in any situation. 

Candidates will be required to sanitize hands by washing with soap and with Hand Sanitizer before entry in centre. Hand sanitizer will be available at various locations in the centre. Barcode readers will be available at the entry point to scan barcode on the admit card. The Lab number will be informed to the candidate at this point. Rough sheets will be kept at all desks before start of exam by invigilators wearing gloves to ensure hygiene.

2) What to bring/ what not: 

Candidate should bring duly filled in JEE Main Admit card as per instructions. Candidate should bring Identity Proof and other documents as advised under Point-11 & 13 of Important Instructions for candidates given on Page-2. Do not bring prohibited items to exam centre.

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 centre only. Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue: 

  • Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc. Please refer Admit Card for more details) 
  • A simple transparent Ball Point Pen 
  • Additional photograph, to be pasted on attendance sheet 
  • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml) 
  • Personal transparent water bottle 

3) Before beginning of exam: 

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. Candidates can further sanitize the same with sanitizers that will be made available in the examination lab/room/hall.

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In order to ensure proper social distancing inside the examination halls, the candidates will be seated in alternate seats in case of JEE (Main). Candidate to check Reporting/ Entry time at Centre given in the Admit Card and to reach centre as per Reporting time only to avoid any crowding at the centre at the time of entry and to maintain social distancing.  Candidate should fill Admit card as per instructions completely and properly. In case of candidate with scribe, both the candidate and the scribe must bring their own mask.

4) During Examination: 

Five A4 size sheets will be kept at each candidate’s desk for use by candidate for Rough work during JEE Main 2020. If Additional sheets are required for rough work by the candidate, the same shall be made available on demand. Candidates are required to paste passport size photograph and sign on the Attendance sheet after sanitizing hands with sanitizer. Gap between 2 seats will be maintained as per GOI guidelines available at JEE Main portal.

5) After JEE Main Examination: 

On completion of a shift, the candidates will be permitted to move out in an orderly manner one candidate at a time. Please wait for instructions from invigilator and do not get up from your seat until advised.

Candidate must drop the Admit Card and Rough Sheets in the advised boxes after displaying to the staff available next to drop box. If any candidate misses to drop Admit Card or Rough Sheets in boxes, action (which also includes disqualification from the exam) can be taken against him.