New Delhi: With widespread protest from the students fraternity and shrouded amidst controversies, the JEE (Main) is being conducted across states in the backdrop of the prevailing covid-19 pandemic. The exams will begin from September 1-6, 2020 and will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for which the Centre has finalized the standard operating procedure (SOP) to conduct the examination as per Covid protocols.
It may be mentioned here that the Supreme Court had on August dismissed a plea demanding the postponement of JEE (Main) April 2020 and NEET-Undergraduate examinations as students and parents both feared for their ward’s health amidst the prevailing health crisis.
The JEE (Main) will be conducted in a Computer based Test (CBT) mode at 605 centers for Btech/BE and 489 centres for BArch and B.Planning.
Meanwhile the NTA has added precautionary measures for the candidates to follow, which includes a self-declaration form attached to JEE Main admit card. Candidates appearing for the exam will have to sign the declaration and submit on the day of the exam.
The JEE (Main) undertaking includes various fields like travel information of the candidate, any flu-like symptoms (cough, breathlessness, fever, etc) they have and any close contacts with Covid-19 positive patients during the last 14 days.