JEE Exam Begins Amid Covid-19 And Floods, Special Arrangements To Avoid Infection
JEE (Main) examinations for admission in engineering colleges have started across the country amid protests and objections from several state governments. 12th pass students are reaching the examination centres across all the Indian cities. Students are also taking considerable precautions to avoid contracting Covid-19.
Bharti Bhawan Senior Secondary School in Vivek Vihar, Delhi is being used as an examination centre for JEE Main 2020. After the thermal scanning of all the students who reached here, they were allowed to go to the examination centre. A student Pranjal says he has brought his sanitiser and had done a body checkup before appearing for exams.
Delhi: Candidates arrive at Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Sr Sec School in Vivek Vihar, designated as an examination centre for #JEEMain. The temperature of candidates being checked. A candidate, Pranjal says, "I am carrying my own sanitiser and I had also undergone a full body checkup" pic.twitter.com/qwuUJmKkIr— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
Heavy rains and floods have increased the trouble of Jammu and Kashmir students. A student who reached the examination at Chenab College of Education here said that he has a B.Architecture examination and there are very few students at the examination centre.
Jammu & Kashmir: Candidates arrive at Chenab College of Education in Kaluchak that has been designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain.— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
A candidate says, "Today we have the exam of B. Architecture, therefore there are fewer students. It's good that the exam is being conducted." pic.twitter.com/9fK9AvSdFI
Students who came to take the exam at Bardhaman Computer Center in Chandigarh said that this time a very small number of students have come to take the exam.
Piyush, who reached the examination centre in Patna, said that he has been able to reach the examination centre with great difficulty because he did not get an auto or bus to reach the examination centre.
Bihar: Candidates undergo temperature check & hand sanitization process at TCS Office in Pataliputra Colony, Patna, designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain. They are also being given fresh masks.— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
A candidate, Piyush says, "There were no autos/buses available to reach here." pic.twitter.com/uBLrOfOxXR
Meanwhile, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court took cognisance of a letter stating that floods are making it difficult to reach the examination centres. There was a demand to cancel the examination in the letter. On this, the Nagpur Bench said that the flood-affected people who cannot reach the examination centres, they can contact the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).
Battling the corona epidemic and the floods crisis, more than eight and a half lakh examinees will participate in the nationwide entrance examination. The National Testing Agency has claimed to make all the necessary preparations for this, but the biggest question is that of the students who cannot reach the examination centres due to rain and flood.