Joint Entrance Examination has been postponed to 1st week of September, i.e. 1st to 6th September 2020. Candidates who will crack the examination with top scores and ranks in JEE Main shall be eligible to appear further for JEE Advanced. Even after the new JEE Main Exam Dates were released there was a petition filed at Supreme Court to postpone the exam further. But on 17th August the Supreme Court rejected the plea and gave a verdict in favour of conducting the exam as per schedule. With the JEE Main Exam Dates nearing, it is important to be aware of certain guidelines on Dress Code, Things to Do and Not to Do. So, let’s discuss them here.
Guidelines on JEE Main Exam Dates 2020
NTA has now announced the new JEE Main Exam Dates, which are from 1st – 6th September 2020. The JEE Main Admit Card is available on the official website now after the Supreme Court verdict on a plea filed by some parents and students. The exam board has hence laid down certain rules; they are:
JEE Main Admit card Instructions
- Candidates aspiring to take up the exam must cross-check their admit cards for their name, paper, date of birth, gender, examination centre, city, state code of eligibility and category just after the release of it.
- When candidates notice any mistake, they should contact the exam conducting board immediately.
- When aspirants have trouble in downloading their admit card, they must contact the helpline of the board.
- The board has announced it as mandatory to carry the JEE Main admit cards to the examination centre during the day of exam along with the “Online Undertaking”. Without them, a candidate wouldn’t be permitted to take the exam.
- All aspirants must carry a passport-sized photograph similar to that used while filling the application form and identity proof along with the admit card during the exam day.
- If a candidate has applied under the PWD category, the original certificate should be carried proving the same.
The Exam Day Guidelines
Few guidelines are mandatory to be followed strictly on the JEE Main Exam Dates:
- Candidates appearing for the examination must reach the examination centre at least 1 hour before the commencement of exam on JEE Main Exam Dates. This will help in completion to registration formalities just before the exam.
- All candidates must carry their admit cards on JEE Main Exam Dates without which they wouldn’t be allowed to take up the exam.
- Identity proof and a passport-sized photograph should also be carried along with the admit card.
- A candidate is restricted from carrying anything else inside the examination hall on the JEE Main Exam Dates.
- Once reaching the examination hall, candidates shall take their seats according to the seating arrangement made by the committee.
- A candidate must log in and give a quick read of the instructions before instructed to commence the exam.
- Pen, pencil and a blank paper shall be provided to all candidates in the examination hall.
- Aspirants must ensure that they’ve written their name and roll number on top of the sheet that must be returned after finishing.
- An aspirant shall not be allowed to use watercolour or paints on the answer sheet.
- Candidates must fill the attendance sheet with required details, permanent signature and paste their passport-sized photographs on the mentioned space.
- A candidate taking the entrance exam must confirm that they’ve left their thumb impression on the attendance sheet.
For diabetic candidates
A candidate with diabetes should let the board know before the JEE Main Exam Dates in prior. For diabetic aspirants, with proper documents and permission, authorities will allow them to carry certain edible items such as sugar tablets, fruits (banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottles with water on the JEE Main Exam Dates. However, the board has restricted candidates from carrying packed foods such as chocolate, candy, sandwich into the examination hall.
Things banned from carrying on JEE Main Exam Dates
Candidates shall not be allowed from carrying packed items inside the examination hall. Authorities do not allow candidates to carry any electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, wristwatches, electric goggles, smartwatches, calculators. Candidates with any textual materials, bits, paper, side rules, log tables and docu pen shall not enter the examination hall.
Candidates caught carrying any of the items mentioned above shall be treated as unfair means and further would be restricted to take up the exam and debarred from applying for it in future.
Dress code to be followed on JEE Main Exam Dates
The board has set no strict dress code for the candidates while appearing on the JEE Main Exam Dates. However, a candidate must keep the following points in mind during the examination day:
For male candidates – Candidates shall be prohibited from wearing clothes attached with metal that causes trouble during the frisking process. Candidates taking up the examination must wear clothes with no / fewer pockets. Candidates shall further be restricted from wearing a cap, muffler, beanie over their head. Any kind of expensive jewellery or ornaments shall be considered as a violation of rules.
For female candidates – Candidates appearing on the JEE Main Exam Dates should avoid wearing a stole, dupatta or scarf. Any kind of expensive jewellery or ornaments shall be considered as a violation of rules. The board strictly restricts candidates from having any metal objects attached to their bodies or clothes. Candidates must ensure to wear lighter clothes with fewer or no pockets at all.
Precautions to be taken on JEE Main Exam Dates due to COVID 19
The situation now hasn’t been favourable. Therefore the NTA has set up a few guidelines and precautions to be followed during the day of the exam.
Maintenance of social distancing – All candidates appearing on the JEE Main Exam Dates should strictly maintain social distancing and stay at least 6 metres away from each other. Candidates must avoid touching items inside and outside the examination hall.
Parents should avoid gathering at the centres: Parents of candidates must avoid accompanying the candidates to the examination centre. Parents must ensure to not stay at the examination centre, causing a massive gathering in front of the examination venue. These measures have been taken to avoid overcrowding and spread of diseases.
Safety measures to be taken by NTA – Candidates appearing for the examination shall be provided with hand sanitiser. The exam shall be conducted with follow up with strict social distancing.
- Sanitisation – Every centre shall be sanitised with proper guidance to make sure the safety of candidates. Students shall furthermore follow and make sure their safety.
- Phased Entry – Candidates appearing for the examination are allowed inside the examination hall only through phased manner. Candidates shall be allowed only one at a time. These must be followed to over crowing and spread of the virus.
- Barricading – The board has decided to set up barricades at the examination centres to restrict parents and candidates from gathering.
Self precautions – All candidates shall have to wear masks and gloves on the JEE Main Exam Dates, and while entering the examination centre.
Amid this pandemic, all students need to concentrate on the exam now as the JEE Main Exam Dates are near. Also, they must take care of all the guidelines mentioned here to give the test in a hassle-free manner.