The engineering entrance JEE Exams 2020 is all set to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from Tuesday. In order to maintain social distancing at the examination centers, elaborate arrangements have been made to stop the infection of coronavirus.
The exams, which are crucial for the medical and IIT aspirants, has been postponed twice already. The exams will be conducted in two separate shifts. From 9 am to 12 noon, the first shift exams will be conducted and from 3 pm to 6 pm, the afternoon shift will be conducted. The classrooms will be sanitized thoroughly in between.
The plea to postpone the entrance examinations has been rejected by the Supreme Court. On Friday, the Supreme Court was approached by six ministers of opposition-ruled states against its order of allowing the conduction of the NEET and JEE Exams 2020. The Supreme Court has allowed the exams to be conducted despite the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country.
10 lakh pairs of masks, 6,600 liters of sanitizers, 1300 infrared thermometer guns, 3,300 spray bottles, 6,600 sponges, and 3,300 cleaning staff has been arranged for by the authorities.
The JEE Exams 2020 will be conducted by the NTA at 660 test centers and an additional Rs 13 crore is being spent by the national agency in adhering to the COVID-19 protocols.
As the number of test centers has gone up, more invigilators have been roped in than the previously planned number. Now, there are a total of 660 examination centers than the previous number of 570.
There are now 12 shifts with 85,000 students in each shift. Earlier, there were 8 shifts with 1.32 lakh students in each. The alumni of IIT Delhi have launched a portal for the accommodation and free transportation for the needy JEE Main and NEET students.
The JEE admit cards have been downloaded by a total of 7.78 lakh students. The total number of students registered for the NEET is nearly 16 lakhs, according to the NTA. For the JEE, around 8.58 lakh students have registered.
Students have been assured of transportation by the state governments of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and other states too.