Amidst protest and controversies JEE (Main) exam being conducted across states

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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