JEE Mains 2020: The Mains 2020 Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to BTech / BE programs began on Wednesday, with extensive precautionary measures being taken in light of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Today’s test is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in 605 centers across India.
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The first shift of the exam started at 9:30 a.m. while the second shift started at 2:30 p.m. Around 9 Lakh candidates have registered for the JEE Mains 2020 exams, which will be held until September 6, 2020. The JEE Mains exam is conducted for admission to engineering courses in IITs, NITs, and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).
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Here’s what students across the country had to say after appearing on Wednesday’s technical entrance test:
In Lucknow, candidates who appeared in the JEE main exam on Wednesday found the level of difficulty of the work between medium and high. Candidates were happy with the social distancing protocol in the exam centers.
Rajan Singh, a student at Army Public School, SP Marg, said the JEE main exam difficulty was between medium and high. A couple of questions were difficult. The only inconvenience he had was that the computer shut down once, after which he lost a good five minutes.
“Before the exam, I was concerned for my safety. At the center, I found that social distancing was being adequately maintained. All candidates were made to sit at a distance from each other. Students and supervisors wore a mask and the center was pretty clean, ”he said.
Another candidate, Aman Kumar, said the paper was moderate. Six physical questions were difficult. He was happy with the social distancing protocol that was followed at the exam center.
Over 120 students took the JEE Engineering Master’s Exam at the Chandigarh JEE Center in Phase 1 of the Industrial Area. The students who came out of the center looked relieved and were glad that the exams were over. Chirag Bhatia from Chandigarh said he could nail down the inorganic chemistry portion of the exam. “The delay in taking the exam worked in my favor as I had extra time to revise the curriculum and read more reference books. Other students also said that chemistry is easy but physics is difficult, according to Mohali’s Avneet Kaur.
Chandigarh’s Tanish Kohli discussed how the NTA’s sample papers were tougher than Wednesday’s exam, but Chandigarh’s Harsh Nagar said his attempt in January went much better as he was convinced the JEE exams would be canceled.
Most of the students said that social distance and hygiene protocols were meticulously followed. Even the parents were impressed with the arrangements. SP Singh, a Chandigarh banker whose son had come to take the exam, said the organizers did a professional job and left no form out in the center.
Tech aspirants appeared Wednesday at 16 centers in the nine cities of Haryana for the JEE major investigation. The students arrived at the exam center almost an hour before the start of the exam.
Jatin Suthar, a resident of Hisar’s Dobhi village who participates in the state government’s Super 100 program, told HT that the social distancing protocol had been implemented exceptionally well.
“The candidates appeared in the examination room at a distance of 2 meters. The administration provided face masks to all students. I tried my exam without fear of Covid-19. I want to thank my teachers and family for supporting me through this difficult time. I had also passed the main JEE exam in January, but now I hope to get better grades than this, ”he added.
Sumit Kumar, a resident of Rawalwas, Hisar, said he and his father rode a motorcycle to the Ladwa, Hisar exam center around 7.45 a.m.
“I would like to thank the school administration, the government, for the good preparation in the examination center. I am confident that I will pass this exam. The government saved us a year by running this test. I urge the other JEE and NEET aspirants not to panic about preparation at the exam center as the exams are conducted in compliance with safety guidelines, ”he added.
The number of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) centers in Haryana is 16 this time, up from 15 last time. A total of 24,763 enrolled in JEE Mains in September, compared to 22,350 candidates who took the exam in January.
The majority of JEE aspirants who took an exam on Wednesday said that physics questions were difficult, while math questions were of medium difficulty.
The students shared that the exam centers strictly followed Covid-19 norms, including thermal screening, social distancing and alternative seating arrangements. Several students complained that it was difficult for them to wear a mask for long hours.
Akash Gupta, a JEE aspirant who took an exam at the Patliputra Center, said, “The overall exam was good. I found physics the hardest. Math and chemistry parts were easy. “
He said, “I was happy with the arrangements. Blocks were made on the floor to maintain social distance. Thermal screening was performed, followed by hand sanitizing. A fresh three-layer mask was provided prior to entry. An alternative seating arrangement has been made in the examination hall. “
Another aspirant, Divya Rani, who took the exam at the Kankarbagh Center, said, “Physics questions were tedious and time consuming. Math questions were comparatively easier. I found the chemistry easiest as some questions were asked straight from the NCERT book. “
She said, “The exam centers strictly followed precautions, but wearing a mask for 3-4 hours caused suffocation and sweating.”
Ayush Divang, who was taking an exam in Gaya, said, “This was my second attempt. Physics questions were difficult to solve in all sections. The math was moderate. Some chemical questions were based on the theory. Overall, my exam was good. ”
He also said he was satisfied with precautionary measures followed by an exam center. He said, “My exam room was on the third floor. Face-shielded security guards stood on a staircase to monitor the candidates and prevent the rally. “
(With contributions from Rajeev Mullick in Lucknow, Sunil Rahar in Haryana, Megha in Bihar and Rajanbir Singh in Chandigarh.)