JEE Main 2020: NTA starts its examination preparation; 10 lakh masks and gloves

August 28, 2020: Amid the confusion on JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 examination, National Testing Agency has started with its examination preparation.

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JEE Main 2020: NTA starts its examination preparation

August 28, 2020: Amid the confusion on JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 examination, National Testing Agency has started with its examination preparation.

JEE (Main), an online exam for engineering aspirants, is scheduled to be held from September 1 to 6 and NEET, a pen-and-paper exam for medical and dental courses, on September 13.

As per reports, NTA would be ready with masks, gloves and sanitizers (for students and centres) for the examination day.

About 10 lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 6600 litres of hand sanitizer and disinfectant liquid has been arranged for the examination. An additional cost of 13 crores has been incurred by the NTA for the extra measured deployed.

About 8.58 lakh students have registered for JEE (Main), which will be supervised by 1.14 lakh invigilators.

Before the outbreak, the NTA had identified 570 test centres for JEE (Main), which has now been increased so that candidates are accommodated in alternate seats to maintain social distancing. The number of shifts has been increased from eight to 12, and the number of candidates per shift reduced from 1.32 lakh to 85,000.

The test will be held in two shifts, of three hours each, every day. The timings have been tweaked for sanitising the premises. “The first shift from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm will be held from 9 am to noon and the second shift will start at 3 pm instead of 2 pm. This will give us time to sanitise the computer labs for the second shift,” said Dr. Joshi, DG, NTA.

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