26 Aug 2020, 10:35 am By Rohit Sindhu
JEE, NEET Safety Guidelines & Rules: Exam centre, shifts increased, candidates per Shift reduced

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released guidelines in view of safe conduct of the JEE Main and NEET examinations in September 2020. In order to give priority for the safety of the candidates NTA has decided to increase the number of exam centres and shifts. Agency has also decided to reduce the number of candidates per shift for the NEET & JEE Main examinations, notice reads. Following the social distancing outside the examination hall, the entry and exit of candidates has been staggered while inside the examination hall, the candidates will be seated in alternate seats for JEE Main exam starting from 1st September 2020, it adds.  

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday in its statement issues the guidelines for the JEE Main and NEET examinations scheduled in September 2020. Here are some of the key takeaways on JEE Main & NEET examination 2020. 

Guidelines for JEE Main Examination: 

JEE Main will be conducted in Computer Based Mode from 1-6 Sept 2020. To follow the social distancing inside the examination hall, the candidates will be seated in alternate seats. The number of examinations centres have been increased from 570 to 660 for the JEE Main examination. 

For the JEE Mains Sept 2020, the number of shifts has been increased from the earlier 8 to 12 and the number of candidates per shift has been reduced from earlier 1.32 lakh to 85,000 in new guidelines. Detailed guidelines can be read from the official website of National Testing Agency JEE Main / NEET portal.

NTA Guidelines for NEET UG 2020: 

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS & BDS will be conducted in Pen-paper mode on scheduled 13 September 2020. The number of candidates inside examination hall has been reduced from 24 to 12. 

  • For ensuring social distancing outside the examination hall, the entry and exit of candidates has been staggered. 
  • Candidates will be seated in alternate seats for the NEET UG examination. 
  • The number of examination centre for NEET UG has been increased to 3,843 from previous 2,546.

Read- JEE Main Admit Card 2020 Released 

Safety Rules for JEE, NEET Exams-

Wearing of hand gloves, face masks are compulsory to all candidates. Candidates are asked to compulsorily bring their own water bottle and hand sanitizer.  Before entering the examination hall, each candidate would be required to wash his/ her hands with soap and water. Candidates will be handed over a new three-ply face mask on entering the examination centre and will be asked to throw the old mask. For both JEE & NEET examinations each exam centre will have “isolation rooms" for those candidates whose body temperature record above 99.4 degrees fahrenheit.