ThoughThe second session of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted from September 01 to 06, 2020. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 and to ensure the complete safety of the JEE aspirants, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued some additional exam guidelines. Every candidate preparing to sit for JEE 2020 between September 1 to 6 should carefully go through these guidelines. Candidates appearing for the exam must adhere by these guidelines to avoid any chances of getting their exam cancelled.
Continue reading to find out all the guidelines including the dress code, the things you will be allowed to carry in the examination hall and much more.
JEE Main 2020 – exam details
|Particulars||First Shift||Second Shift|
|Timings||9:30 AM to 12:30 PM||2:30 PM to 5:30 PM|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours (180 minutes)||3 Hours (180 minutes)|
|Entry in Exam Centre||7:30 AM to 9:00 AM||12:30 PM to 2:00 PM|
|Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator||9 AM to 9:15 AM||2 PM to 2:15 PM|
|Instructions by the Invigilators||9:15 AM to 9:25 AM||2:15 PM to 2:25 PM|
|Test Commences||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Test Concludes||12:30 PM||5:30 PM|
JEE Main 2020 exam day guidelines with COVID-19 safety instructions
Updated guidelines for safety from COVID-19
Along with the normal guidelines, NTA has issued a special advisory with the updated guidelines. Candidates must carefully go through these and follow on the examination day.
- Candidates cannot enter inside the examination hall with their own mask. They will be provided with a new three-ply mask by the examination centre.
- To maintain social distancing at the examination centre, the staggered slotting system will be followed and the candidates will be given different slots. You must follow the same and reach the examination centre according to your slot.
- Students and invigilators need to follow social distancing rule even during thermal screening.
- Candidates showing symptoms of COVID-19 will have to sit in the separate isolation rooms to write their exam.
- Candidates need to fill a self-declaration form stating that they don’t have any Corona symptoms and haven’t come in contact with anyone who tested positive in the recent past.
- Except for the admit card and photo identity proof, candidates cannot carry anything else inside the examination hall.
- Candidates are allowed to carry personal hand sanitizer and transparent water bottle.
- To avoid any kind of physical touch, JEE Main admit cards will be checked through bar code reader and frisking will be done through a metal detector.
Regular JEE Main 2020 guidelines
- Candidates are provided with the pen/pencil and blank paper for the rough work. Make sure you write your name on the sheet and return it to the invigilator before leaving the examination hall.
- Candidates appearing for Aptitude Test Paper-II need to carry their own geometry box set. They cannot carry watercolour so better take crayons or pencil colours.
- As it will take more time in the security checks due to COVID-19, candidates should try to reach the examination centre at least an hour before the exam starts.
Guidelines for Diabetic candidates
Diabetic candidates can carry transparent water bottles and eatables like fruits in the examination hall. Though, they cannot carry packed food items like chocolates, chips etc.
Guidelines for parents
- To ensure social distancing parents should not accompany their kids to the examination centre.
- If they have to come, they should drop the candidate and leave from the venue.
- To ensure that parents/guardians follow the rules, barricades will be put outside the examination centres.
Dress code for JEE Main 2020
- Following the guidelines to ensure safety from this pandemic, candidates will be allowed to wear face masks and gloves.
- Candidates cannot carry any metallic object inside the examination hall. So, they should avoid wearing any accessory like earrings, bracelets, watches etc.
- Candidates should not cover their heads with cap or dupatta until it’s a customary dress. Also, those who want to cover their heads need to take prior permission.
- Candidates who wear kara or kirpan for religious reasons should take prior permission for this and reach the examination centre at least 1.5-hour before the gate closing time.
Wish you all the best for JEE Main 2020!