The examinees stood in queues and were allowed entry into a test centre in a staggered manner, after being sanitised at the gate.

JEE Main 2020: The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) network for admission to engineering courses in IITs, NITs and centrally funded technical facilities was successfully conducted in Bihar on Tuesday, with candidates expressing their satisfaction with the precautions taken in view of the COVID-19 outbreak brought.

In Gaya, candidates Vaishnavi, Satwik, Prakash and Ravindra said the social distancing norm was maintained in the test centers.

The test subjects stood in queues and were allowed to enter a test center in stages after they had been refurbished at the gate.

Masks were distributed to the aspirants and they were asked to maintain social distance.

All seats were thoroughly refurbished and workstations and keyboards were disinfected before and after each test shift.

The parents also seemed satisfied with the arrangements.

“The test was conducted in accordance with government guidelines,” they said.

A parent in Purnea said he had no problem getting his daughter to the venue despite the lockdown.

The father of a candidate said in Patna that his son would have no difficulty getting to the venue as there were many buses and auto rickshaws available.

The testing, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), took place in centers across the state due to the pandemic.

The exam, which has been postponed twice in view of the pandemic, is scheduled for September 1-6.

Based on the results of JEE Mains Paper 1 and Paper 2, the best 2.45 lakh candidates can apply for the JEE Advanced exam, which is a one-stop exam for admission the 23 leading Indian Technology Institutes (IITs). JEE-Advanced will take place on September 27th.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges is slated for later this month.

The Supreme Court had previously denied a request to postpone the two exams as the number of COVID-19 cases had soared. He said a “precious year” of students cannot be wasted and life must go on.


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