Today marked the first day of JEE Main 2020 exam. Amidst all the fear and hindrances, shift 1 went on to be well managed, as per the students. However, the rumors were not spared. One such rumor included cancellation of the exam centers in Lucknow. Social media was flooded with criticism on NTA’s mismanagement that led to cancellation of the exam centers in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow.
The rumor claimed that the centers were cancelled without any prior information to the candidates and the students had to return without giving the exams. The reports claimed that the district administration also had no information regarding the examination at many centers. Assistant Director Savat Anil Joshi, who was responsible for conducting the examination at the center of Krishna Nagar, returned from the center. Many eminent media reports have reported this news.
As per NTA, there are no JEE Main 2020 exam centers in Krishna Nagar and Jankipuram extension, where the rumor claimed that the centers were cancelled.
NTA cleared the air via their official twitter account via a tweet that says “This is false information. There are no exams scheduled in Krishna Nagar and Jankipuram Extension centers today. Exams have been / are being organised as planned in other centres of Lucknow”
The candidates have appeared for JEE Main 2020 B.Arch and B.Plan paper today. Shift 1 of today’s exam is over. However, shift 2 is going on. It will end at 5:30 pm.
In all, more than 8 lakh candidates who have registered for the 2nd attempt of JEE Main 2020. Of them, 13609 candidates are registered for the B.Arch paper only and 699 for the B.Plan paper only. While 2777 candidates have registered for the B.Arch and B.Plan papers both. Result and rank for JEE Main Jan and Sep are expected to be out on 11 September 2020.
Today most of the candidates after shift 1 were happy with the SOPs. They said the exam center was safe and they had no problem inside the centers. However, a few students said even of the situation inside was good, it was chaotic outside the gates of the centers.
Students were given fresh masks and gloves at the entry. Thermal scan was done and no physical frisking was applied this year.
Talking about the paper, students said the paper was easy. Of the 3 sections, Maths was moderate to difficult and was a bit lengthy. Aptitude was very easy. The Drawing section has a mixed reaction some said it was easy while some found it moderate.
In maths, 10 to 15 questions requiring lengthy calculations made this section toughest. Difficult questions came from hyperbola, measurements, and three-dimensional geometry. General aptitude was easy and had questions about patterns and sequence, top view, front view, and theoretical questions on architecture. he drawing questions were based on views of pictures and odd figures.
JEE Main 2020 B.Tech / B.E paper will start from September 2 and will end on September 6, 2020.