Important NTA Guidelines regarding COVID-19 for candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020

Important NTA Guidelines regarding COVID-19 for candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) is an autonomous testing organization that has been set up to conduct different entrance examinations in India.  It is a self-sustained organization that works towards evaluating the competence of the appearing candidates for fellowships and admissions in higher educational institutions. Since its task is to conduct the exams safely and successfully, NTA has recently laid some important guidelines for candidates appearing in JEE (Main) this year. These instructions have been put forth to keep each and every candidate safe in this COVID-19 pandemic time. 

Read on further to know about these guidelines-   

  1. Candidates must reach the exam centre much before the time so as to avoid any crowding and maintain social distance.   
  2. It is important to wear a 3-ply mask provided at the centre, in order to avoid the use of any unfair means being used in the exam. If you are wearing the mask from your home then you will have to replace it with the centre provided mask.    
  3. If you have a scribe with you, it is inevitable for both of you to wear a mask and take along only important items inside the exam hall such as ballpoint pen, passport size photo, transparent water bottle and hand sanitiser.  
  4. Before entering the exam centre, students will be asked to wash their hands and sanitise, in order to avoid any risk. Also, the body temperature will be checked through Thermo Guns, to ensure you are free of any Corona symptoms.      
  5. Before signing the attendance sheets, it is vital to sanitise hands with the sanitiser. 
  6. After completing the exam, admit card and rough sheets are to be dropped in the advised boxes. Make sure you show it to the staff before dropping.    

Besides the above guidelines for the students, there are measures that will strictly be followed by the centres conducting the exam. They are as follows-  

  • Before every shift, the seating area for the students will be thoroughly sanitised including the desktop, mouse, keyboard, webcam, chairs, lift buttons and all the other areas that are touched frequently.  
  • As per Government of India's guidelines, seats will be placed at a distance to ensure social distancing.  
  • The invigilators will be wearing gloves to keep the rough sheets on the desks of the candidates before the exam to ensure absolute safety.  
  • To read the barcode on the admit card, the barcode reader will be available at the entry point of the exam centre.  
  • The entire process at the exam centre will be touch-free to avoid any risk. 

So, now that you are aware of all the essential guidelines by NTA, you must adhere to them and ensure your safety and everybody else's around while appearing for JEE Main exam.