Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi which is organising the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2020 has issued guidelines for the conduct of exam on September 27.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IIT-D has discontinued the practice of displaying lab/hall/room number outside the test centres to avoid crowding at one place. Instead, the staff at the centres will guide candidates to the respective labs after scanning the bar code on the admit card.
“No candidate will be denied permission to appear for the examination unless she/he violates the Covid-19 directives/advisories of Government (Central/State) applicable on the day of exam and instructions mentioned in the admit card,” the IIT-D said.
In Telangana, the JEE Advanced will be held in 15 test cities/towns including Adilabad, Hyderabad, Jangaon, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Palvoncha, Sathupally, Siddipet, Suryapet and Warangal.
The paper-I is scheduled from 9 am to 12 noon, and paper-II from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Before entering the exam venue, all candidates are required to sanitize their hands by washing with soap or sanitizer available at the centre. The filled-in Covid-19 self-declaration on the admit card and the body temperature, using thermo guns, will be checked at the entry into the exam venue.
After the commencement of paper-II, all candidates must hand-over their admit card (duly filled and signed Covid-19 self-declaration) to the invigilator. If any candidate misses to hand-over the admit card to the invigilator, action which also includes disqualification from the exam can be taken against the candidate, the IIT-D said.
Before the commencement of each paper, the seating area including monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, and chair will be thoroughly sanitized. Candidates can further sanitize the same with sanitizers available in the exam hall/room.
To ensure physical distancing in the exam hall/room, the IIT-D said alternate seats will be kept vacant and at centres where there is sufficient space between seats, six feet distance will be maintained between the seats.
According to reports, 1.60 lakh students from across the country have registered for the exam which is held for admissions into IITs.
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