Jharkhand attributed this to the fear or transportation problem of Covid-19, seeing a mere 37% attendance at the National Defense Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy exams held at 47 centers in the capital, Ranchi, with Covid precautions .
Up to 20,680 candidates from across Jharkhand should take the exams at Ranchi Centers. “The exams took place in two sessions. At the first meeting, 37% of the participants were present, ”said Moinuddin Khan, Secretary to the South Chotangpur Commissioner.
He said, “UPSC investigation participation on normal days in Jharkhand is still around 50%.”
Lokesh Mishra, Ranchi Sub-Division Head (SDO), who visited the exam centers with Ranchi (DC) Deputy Commissioner Chhavi Ranjan, said, “We saw an attendance rate between 35% and 40% in every center we visited. Covid fear or transportation could be an issue for the low attendance but we need to investigate before we say anything. “
However, many officials said that JEE Main exams could also be a reason for low attendance, as JEE Main exams were completed in nine Jharkhand centers on Sunday.
The NDA exams were held in two sessions. In the first session, the math work was done from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., while in the second session, from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., the examinees took the general skills work.
The students who came out of the exam halls said their papers were neither light nor tough.
Ayush Yadav, 18, of Ranchis Bariatu area, said, “Questions related to trigonometry and calculus were not difficult. The quiet questions were moderate. “Yadav, who took his exam at Manan Vidyalaya Center, said there were 120 questions in math.
Another student, Priyanshu Singh, who was from Jamshedpur said: “The precautions have been good in the face of the Covid pandemic. I was initially afraid to think about the precautions in the center. But it was good. “
Singh reached the center in his personal vehicle. “Those who do not have personal vehicles have struggled to get to exam centers due to the lack of public vehicles on the road.”
The NDA exams were peaceful, which happened with all the precautions of Covid-19 amid the pandemic. At all Ranchi centers, the examinees were aware of social distancing. Circles have also been marked in several centers to maintain social distance.
The test items were also thermally scanned and had to wear masks before entering the examination halls. Only one student was allowed to sit on a bench.
The Ranchi (DC) deputy commissioner also inspected the center’s preparations and precautions. He also appealed to parents and guardians to follow the Covid protocol and maintain social distance while picking up their children.