The Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) is conducting from the 1st Of September till 6th Of September. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) is on the 13th Of September. The National Testing Agency has instructed some guidelines to conduct the examination in a ‘safe and secured manner’. The admit card for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) (Mains) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) has been released. The average number of candidates per centre is 120. The average number of candidates is 416 for the NEET (PG). In one room, there must be no more than 12 students. The Director-General of the National Testing Agency, Vineet Josh has said that there should be no more than 15 students at the registration desk. The entry and the exit policy the students must be contact-less. The crowd management is available to help out the students to follow the norms of social distancing. The students will have separate time distributions. The queue managers are available to manage the discipline in the centre. The examination is carried out with extra precautions. The students are obliged to stand in the demarcated zones. The parents drop and move on. They are not allowed to stand and wait for their children. The IIT students, alumni launched a portal to help out the students.
The candidates appearing for the JEE (Mains) have to follow certain guidelines.
- The candidates must reach at the reported time along with the four pages of the admit card. The first page ensured the details of the centre and the self-declaration (undertaking) form regarding the COVID-19. The second page carries out the important instructions for the candidates. The third and the fourth page carry out the advisory guidelines to ensure the safety of the candidate in the pandemic.
- The seating area must be sanitized before the start of the examination. The used equipment has to be sanitized. The monitors, keyboards, webcam, handle doors have to get sanitized.
- The gap between the two seats must be maintained, as per the rules of the Government of India (GoI).
- The hand sanitizers are available at the examination centre. The bar codes are available at the entry point.
- The procedures that are carried out during the examination are touch fee to ensure the safety of the candidates.
- The students must bring their own masks. But at the examination centre, they will be provided with a fresh 3 ply mask before the entry to the examination centre to prevent the chances of UFM. The candidates must wear a fresh mask in the centre. They are required to remove the mask that has been carried from their home on the way to the examination centre.
It has been estimated that around 7.78 lakh of students have downloaded admit cards of JEE (Mains).
Many state governments have provided the transport facilities to the students. The state of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has provided the facilities.
The Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhiyal has wished all the students for their hard work and success in the exam. He has ensured that the Special Operation Procedures (SOPs) have been assured to ensure the safety of the students. The students must stick to the guidelines. The helpline numbers are available in the case of an emergency.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has permitted the opening of special suburban trains to carry the students to the examination Centre. The admit cards of the students will regulate the authority to enter the suburban stations. The parents or companions are allowed to travel with the students. The additional booking counters have been opened for convenience. The people have been appealed to follow the rules and regulations of social distancing.
Many students are facing a tough time to reach the examination centre. Many students are facing hurdles since transportation was unaffordable. To ease their burden, the alumni of the Indian Institutes of Technology and students have developed a portal to help the students appearing for JEE (Mains) and NEET (UG). They have developed a portal called ‘eduride.in’ . The IIT director, V Ramgopal Rao under the mentorship of Rohit Koshy, Post President of IITDAA and Sanskar Jain, IIT Bombay Alumnus has launched the portal. The portal has eased the burden of the students. The portal provides transportation to the students. The lockdown in India has affected the movement of the transport facilities. The candidates must register in ‘eduride.in’ and enter the details of the exam centre to raise a request for a ride. The volunteers must register themselves on the website. They can either choose the option to drive the students or to make donations. On seeing the plight of the several needy and underprivileged candidates of the JEE (Mains), the director V. Ramagopal Rao had made an appeal to the alumni and the others to help out the children. The needy candidates made their request on the social media platform to ensure transportation to reach the examination centre on time.
The alumni, volunteers and candidates must register themselves on the portal. The portal will help to get connected to the appropriate combination of volunteers and candidates. After registration and proper connection, the candidate and the volunteer will have to coordinate to make a travel plan to the examination centre.
The option of donation is available to help the organizer to raise funds for the cab services.