Few hours after the Supreme Court (SC) announced that Joint Entrance Examination-Main 2020 will be held as per the schedule, National Testing Agency (NTA) released the admit card for the national level exam. Along with it, NTA also released COVID-19 advisory and exam instructions. NTA will be holding JEE Main amid the pandemic, for around 9 lakh students. Hence, the safety of the students is the priority. To ensure it, the Agency has provided guidelines, which are to be followed on the exam day. JEE Main 2020 is due to be held on September 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2020.
The admit card of JEE Main 2020 comes with 3 additional pages. Page 1 is the admit card with a self-declaration (undertaking) form. Page 2 has important instructions for the candidates and Page 3, 4 contains the advisory for candidates regarding COVID-19.
When the admit card of JEE Main 2020 was uploaded on the official website, 2 links were activated via which the candidates were redirected to the login page. On this page, the registered candidates were required to enter the application number and date of birth. Under the login, the first thing the candidates were asked to do was submit an undertaking form.
In this form, candidates had to enter details such as – are they experiencing any flu-like symptoms, if been in contact with COVID-19 infected person, if traveled to any city / country recently, etc.
On submitting the undertaking form, the candidates can check the button to download the admit card. The PDF of the admit card is downloaded in the local system of the candidates.
JEE Main 2020 COVID-19 Guidelines
Standard Operating Procedures for implementing safety precautions and for maintaining the required standard of hygiene will be followed at the center. Before each shift starts and ends all the contact areas will be sanitised and disinfected like the seating area, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, and chairs. All door handles, staircase railing, lift buttons, etc. The gap between 2 seats will be maintained as per GOI guidelines. Barcode readers will be available at the entry point to scan the barcode on the admit card. The Lab number will be informed to the candidate at this point. At the center, candidates have to follow the floor masks and ropes / queue manager for social distancing. Candidates need to maintain a space of at least 6 feet from each other at all the time. Temperature using a thermo gun will be checked at the entry.
What to be carried at the center: On the day of the exam, inside the exam centers candidates will be allowed to carry admit card, valid id proof, transparent water bottle with no labels, a simple transparent Ball Point pen, additional photograph, to be pasted on the attendance sheet and personal hand sanitizer (50 ml).
Carrying Masks not allowed: Fresh masks will be provided at the center. Candidates have to dispose of their personal masks at the center and wear the fresh masks and enter the exam hall.
PWD candidates: The candidate must bring a PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority if claiming relaxation under the PwD category. The scribe must also carry their own Self Declaration(Undertaking) regarding educational qualification, etc., passport size photograph, valid government identity, and self-declaration (Undertaking) regarding COVID-19 as provided with the admit card. The candidate must also bring her/his Own Scribe.
Candidates of B.Arch paper: For Drawing Test – Part III of B.Arch., the candidate must bring their own Geometry Box Set, Pencils, Erasers, and Colour pencils or Crayons. The Candidates are NOT allowed to use watercolor on Drawing Sheet.
Contactless Frisking: NTA has issued instructions that says candidates have to be on time at the centers. The reporting time is provided in the admit card. NTA has also instructed the candidates to travel to their respective exam centers a day before the exam and check all arrangements so that they do not face any problems on the exam day. The candidates who will be wearing religious /customary items of clothing have to reach the center early for thorough frisking. Frisking will be done via Handheld Metal Detector (HHMD) only to avoid contact.
What is not allowed: Shoes/footwear with thick soles and garments with large buttons are not permitted. Also, do not carry Textual material, Docu pen, Calculators, Log tables, Slide rules, Electronic watches with calculator, Printed material, Bits of papers, Mobile phone, Pager, and other devices.
Leave the admit card after the exam: Duly filled Admit Card at the end of the examination must be dropped in the designated dropbox. Failure to do so may result in a non-evaluation of your answers.
JEE Main 2020 will be held in 2 shifts each day from September 1 to 6, 2020, The exam will be held in CBT mode. A total of 8,58,273 candidates have registered for the second attempt of JEE Main 2020. Of them, 7,46,115 candidates have applied for the BE / B.Tech paper alone. All these candidates will be taking the exam across 605 centers for B.Tech./B.E. paper, 489 centers for B.Arch.paper, at 224 cites for B.Planning paper throughout the country and at 08 cities abroad.