JEE Main Updates: Entrance Exam For IITs Begins; Masks, Social Distancing At Centres

JEE Main Live Updates: Mandatory face masks and gloves, staggered entry and seating to ensure social distancing are some of the guidelines students have been asked to follow.

JEE Main Updates: Entrance Exam For IITs  Begins; Masks, Social Distancing At Centres

JEE Main: The entrance exam for IITs begins today.

New Delhi:

The Joint Entrance Examination-Main or JEE for admission to IITS begins today across the country amid a surge in coronavirus cases and opposition by several non-BJP ruled states. An extensive list of guidelines was released last week by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which is in-charge of conducting competitive entrance tests across the country.

Mandatory face masks and gloves, staggered entry and seating to ensure social distancing are some of the guidelines students have been asked to follow. They will also have to carry their own water bottles and hand sanitisers.

The JEE is scheduled to be held between September 1 and September 6. The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) - entrance exam for medical courses- will be held on September 13.

As of 6 PM Monday over 12.75 lakh students had downloaded admit cards for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam). A further 7.78 lakh students had downloaded the JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) admit cards.

Here are the updates as crucial JEE-Main begins:

Sep 01, 2020 15:27 (IST)
JEE Main Updates- What Parents Want- Watch
Sep 01, 2020 15:21 (IST)
JEE Main Exam: Bombay High High Court Refuses To Stay JEE (Main) Exam, But Relief For Flood-Hit Vidarbha
The Joint Entrance Exam, JEE Main, for admission in IITs today began amid stringent precautions and social distancing measures in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The Bombay High Court refused to admit a petition against the conduct of the exams
Sep 01, 2020 14:40 (IST)
JEE Main Updates: In Bihar, Trains, Special Buses Arranged For Students
Sep 01, 2020 11:58 (IST)
Ola, Uber Drivers Go On Strike In Delhi-NCR, Students Giving JEE (Mains) May Face Inconvenience
Services by cab aggregators - Ola and Uber - have been affected in some parts of Delhi as they demand a fare hike and moratorium of loan payments. This is likely to affect students appearing for JEE today and their parents. 
Sep 01, 2020 11:52 (IST)
Sep 01, 2020 10:46 (IST)
Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, among other governments, have assured students of transportation. According to news agency PTI, a group of IIT alumni and students have launched a portal to provide transport facilities for candidates in need.
Sep 01, 2020 10:45 (IST)
Sep 01, 2020 09:24 (IST)
JEE Main Updates: In Guwahati. Parents Wait Outside Exam Centres - Watch
Sep 01, 2020 09:20 (IST)
The exams - a crucial event in the academic calendar of lakhs of IIT and medical aspirants - have already been postponed twice.
Sep 01, 2020 08:48 (IST)
JEE Main Updates - Education Ministers' Video Message To Students: "Best Wishes"
"I want to send across my best wishes to all the students as JEE begins. I have appealed to all the states to offer all the help to students, ensure SOPs are followed. I also appeal to all the students to stick to guidelines. Please call up at helplines if you follow any difficulties," Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal is heard saying in a video he posted last night on Twitter. 

Sep 01, 2020 08:25 (IST)
JEE-Main Live Updates: Special Trains In Mumbai On Exam Days
Sep 01, 2020 08:18 (IST)
About 8.5 lakh students registered for the JEE; 7.78 lakh admit cards downloaded
Sep 01, 2020 08:17 (IST)
JEE Main Live Updates: Mumbai Students Reach Exam Centre Amid Rain - Watch