All COVID-19 protocols such as maintaining social distancing, using face mask and hand sanitizer, and thermal control were strictly followed by aspirants after coming out of the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination Main) center in Vivek Vihar here.
In one of the examination centers in the Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Senior Secondary School in Delhi in Vivek Vihar, Syed Ali Hasan said: “I am glad that the exam finally took place. Postponing the exam is similar to increasing pressure on students. And given the strict adherence to the protocols, things inside are absolutely perfect. “
Another aspirant, Harleen Kaur, stated, “All COVID-19 protocols have been strictly followed. We were asked to disinfect our hands three times. The seating arrangement was also maintained, with proper social distancing observed. “
Today’s investigation started in general and began in April after being postponed twice earlier following the coronavirus outbreak.
Muskan said, “I’m relieved. The exam actually took place. It was good, although I’m a little worried about the final answer. Otherwise the paper wasn’t tough. There were three to four supervisors and gloves and masks were worn during the examination. “
Dipesh Jain, a parent, said, “I was very concerned about my daughter. I was afraid that she might lose a year. Postponing or not holding the exam can never be a solution to the pandemic. For me it is more important to strictly adhere to all safety standards. “
In a tweet today, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal shared a video message wishing the students good wishes for the exam.
JEE is crucial for students trying to get through Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of examinees appearing for JEE was reduced from 24 to 12 per room.
Upon entering the halls in the morning, students kept queues while adhering to the aforementioned norms of social distancing. All were checked with thermal scanners and treated with hand sanitiser before entering the center.
In the examination center, students were only allowed to bring transparent water bottles, an ID, an original ID, two passport photos and hand disinfectant.
The main entrance gate to the center was closed at 8:30 a.m. half an hour before the exam began.
The following examinees do not use the same computers to conduct the exam. There will be another sentence. Before proceeding with the entire procedure for the second half, everything from door handles to railings is cleaned again.
Almost 9.58 lakh students have signed up for the exam, which will be held in 660 centers across India for a total of six days.
The exam lasted three hours and began at 9 a.m. The next shift starts at 3 p.m.