Recently, there has been a lot of talks around, regarding the conduction of JEE Mains exams 2020. The applicants seem to be nervous and confused. While the Covid 19 pandemic has made situations worse, it is high time that the JEE mains exams are scheduled. This is important to avoid the loss of a year for the batch. However, the issue has presently become a matter of debate and NTA was continuously postponing the exam dates.
NTA arranges masks and sanitizers along with expansion of the number of examination centers
Lately, NTA says that they cannot afford any further delay of the exams. Thus, the National Test Agency or NTA is addressing the demands of the students, parents, celebrities, social activists and politicians about the growing demand of the postponement of the JEE Main 2020 and the NEET UG 2020. NTA says that the test would be conducted while keeping the safety concerns of these lakhs of students in mind. Since just 3 days are left for the JEE Main 2020, NTA is all set with the preparation of its safety of students. As per the estimations, around 8.58 lakh candidates will appear for the JEE Main 2020 exam. The agency is getting ready with disinfectant liquids and sanitizers from now on!
In order to abide by the safety of the candidates, NTA expanded the number of examination centers across India from 570 to that of 660. NTA is up with 10 lakh face masks, 6,600 litres of hand sanitiser and 10 lakh pair of face gloves. Further, Dr Joshi DG, NTA clarified that the centers will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to maintain the safety and health concerns of the students. Hence, the conduction of the JEE Main exam 2020 will be according to the schedule, from 1st of September to that of 6th September 2020.
Growings demands to postpone the JEE Mains Exams 2020
More than 4000 students went on a hunger strike recently. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, Congress’ leader Rahul Gandhi, DMK President MK Stalin, and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia demanded the postponement of the exam. Actor Sonu Sood and Environmental and climate activist Greta Thunberg did also urge for the same.
NTA’s plan regarding the safe conduction of JEE Main and NEET UG 2020:
- NTA defined a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) according to the suggestions of a high level committee that sat to decide the guidelines issued by the government.
- NTA decided that the candidates will sit in alternate seats during the CBTs to maintain proper social distancing.
- Adequate arrangements will be availanle outside the exam centers to make the candidates stand in a queue with ample distance between them.
- Isolation rooms will be available in each and every examination centre to address the Covid 19 suspects.
- There will be advisories available who will be aligning the candidates to the exam hall. They shall guide the applicants to follow proper Do’s and Don’ts for maintaining social distancing.
- Separate lines for boys and girls with 20 in each queue is mandatory.