mohit.dhyani|Oct 22, 2021
JEE Main, NEET 2020 Live Updates: JEE exams start today amid COVID
NEW DELHI: National Testing Agency (NTA) has commenced the JEE Main exam today at 9 am for Paper 2 which is for B.Arch and B.Plan students. The engineering entrance exam will be held in multiple sessions across 660 centres till September 6. Paper 1 of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 is for admission to engineering courses in NITs, IITs and CFTs. While the medical entrance test - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be conducted on September 13, 2020, for medical and dental admissions.
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With the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) on conducting JEE Main, NEET 2020 exams, NTA along with CMs of Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha among others have taken their foot forward to ensure safety and security of candidates. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi alumni have launched a portal for free transportation and accommodation for needy NEET and JEE Main students.
Meanwhile, six opposition states have filed a petition in the SC to review its order of conducting JEE and NEET UG 2020 entrance tests during the novel coronavirus crises. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, West Bengal Chief Minister- Mamta Banerjee, Punjab CM - Captain Amarinder Singh along with environment activist Greta Thunberg has opposed the centre’s decision to conduct JEE Main and NEET exams 2020.
The education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has asked all the state chief ministers to ensure necessary arrangements to be done for NEET, JEE 2020 students. Previously, NTA has said that more than 99% candidates have been allotted the exam centres as per their ‘first choice of exam cities’.
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JEE Main and NEET 2020 updates: NTA has commenced JEE Main engineering entrance exam from September 1 to 6, and NEET - medical entrance test on September 13, 2020. The education minister has appealed to all CMs to ensure that necessary arrangements are done for JEE, NEET candidates. IIT-Delhi has launched a portal for free transportation and accommodation for needy students.
Candidates started entering JEE Main 2020 exam centre at Ranchi
By following social distancing norms, JEE candidates started entering the exam centre at Ranchi.
Jharkhand: Candidates enter #JEEMain examination centre in Ranchi while observing social distancing norms.— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
A candidate from Hatiya, Shreyanshi Mishra says, "We have been informed that we will undergo sanitisation, thermal check & frisking before we enter the computer lab." pic.twitter.com/UymXP97pYp
"Many students were waiting for the exam. However, there are a few students this time." said a JEE Main candidate
Candidates of JEE Main 2020 also started to come to the examination centre in Chandigarh UT.
Chandigarh: Candidates appearing in #JEEMain arrive at Bardhaman Computer centre in the industrial area of the UT, that has been designated as an examination centre.— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
A candidate says, "Many students were waiting for the exam. However, there are a few students this time." pic.twitter.com/QFGYQ6TcOP
"There were no autos/buses available to reach here." said Piyush, a JEE Main 2020 candidate
Aspirants have started appearing for JEE Main at the examination centre in Bihar. Aspirants are still facing travelling issues to reaching at the examination centre.
Bihar: Candidates undergo temperature check & hand sanitization process at TCS Office in Pataliputra Colony, Patna, designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain. They are also being given fresh masks.— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
A candidate, Piyush says, "There were no autos/buses available to reach here." pic.twitter.com/uBLrOfOxXR
Candidates queue up outside JEE Main examination centre in Goa
Students ave queue up outside the JEE Main 2020 examination centre and fresh mask are being provided.
#WATCH: Candidates queue up outside TCS at Patto Plaza in Panaji, Goa - designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain. They are being made to discard their masks and are being provided fresh masks after their temperature is checked, in the wake of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/oekpUNmqlk— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020 started appearing at exam centre in Chattisgarh
Aspirants have started appearing at the JEE Main examination centre of Chattisgarh.
Education Minister expresses gratitude towards Minister of Railways for supporting JEE and NEET 2020 students
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Education Minister expresses gratitude towards the Minister of Railways to let JEE and NEET aspirants avail the facility of trains.
I express my gratitude towards Minister of Railways to let students avail special sub urban train services of Mumbai for JEE and NEET. https://t.co/25zlaTQ74r— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 31, 2020
COVID-19 measures being poperly followed at JEE Main exam centre in Gujarat
JEE Main 2020 aspirants started appearing at their exam centre in Gujarat by following proper COVID-19 measures.
Gujarat: Candidates starts arriving at TCS ION Digital zone in Ahmedabad, designated as an examination centre for #JEEMain. #COVID19 measures being followed & temperature of candidates being checked at the centre. pic.twitter.com/YQ8XEvwZ1x— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
Karnataka: JEE Main candidates started appearing for exam
Students started appearing for JEE Main 2020 entrance exam at Karnataka.
Karnataka: Candidates arrive at SJM Infotech Private Limited in Bengaluru, that has been designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain. The temperature of candidates being checked as they arrive. pic.twitter.com/YTiJetyd7z— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
CM of Karnataka wishes best for JEE Main aspirants
B.S. Yediyurappa, CM of Karnataka wishes best to all students who are going to appear for the JEE entrance exams.
My best wishes to all students appearing for the JEE entrance exams that commence today. All precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of the students at all exam centres. Focus on your exams and give it your best. Good luck.!— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) September 1, 2020
Gorakhpur: Students arrive to appear for JEE Main 2020
All the aspirants who are going to appear for JEE Main has started to reach at the JEE exam centre.
Gorakhpur: Candidates writing #JEEMain arrive at an examination centre in Nausar. Announcements being made for them to maintain social distancing and other measures in the wake of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/nzAauz1gAN— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 1, 2020
Candidates arriving to appear for JEE Main 2020 in West Bengal
Amid, all aspirants of JEE Main started reaching the centre of examination in West Bengal.
West Bengal: Candidates writing #JEEMain arrive at TCS Gitobitan in Kolkata, that has been designated as an exam centre. The temperature of candidates being checked and area being sanitised in the wake of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/GN11aGwhi0— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
Candidates are arriving at JEE Main examination centre
By following all exam SOPs, aspirants have arrived at the JEE Main 2020 examination centre.
Delhi: Candidates arrive at Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Sr Sec School in Vivek Vihar, designated as an examination centre for #JEEMain. The temperature of candidates being checked. A candidate, Pranjal says, "I am carrying my own sanitiser and I had also undergone a full body checkup" pic.twitter.com/qwuUJmKkIr— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
Bombay High Court Bench to hear urgent plea to postpone JEE and NEET 2020 exams
For students residing in flood-affected areas, Bombay High Court Bench at Nagpur of Justices R K Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala will hear an URGENT plea to postpone the NEET, JEE exams.
Bombay High Court Bench at Nagpur of Justices R K Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala will hear an URGENT plea to postpone the #NEETJEE exams for students residing in flood- affected areas. #JEENEET #NEETJEEpostponekaro— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) September 1, 2020
Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. wishes best to all JEE aspirants
Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N., Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka conveys his best wishes to all aspirants who are going to appear for JEE Mains 2020.
I convey my best wishes to the entire student community across the nation for the #JEEMain examination.— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) September 1, 2020
May God bless you all with success.
Stay calm. Stay focused.
"Think about doing your best now" said Subramanian Swamy to all JEE Main aspirants
Subramanian Swamy asks JEE aspirants to give their best and don think about other things.
To all students taking JEE exam and later NEET: Dont dwell on the regretable past. It was not due to you. Think about doing your best now. Events are decided by God. He/She treats the brave like a tennis ball: the harder He/She throws you down the higher you will rise on rebound.— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) September 1, 2020
Increase in the frequency of Mumbai Suburban services for NEET & JEE exams
The government of India has increased the frequency of Mumbai Suburban services for NEET & JEE Main exams and allowing candidates to permit travel on the basis of their admit cards.
Thank you Hon Union HM @AmitShah ji for instructions to increase the frequency of Mumbai Suburban services for NEET & JEE exams and allowing candidates to permit travel on the basis of their admit cards.#NEETJEE https://t.co/omBmhWZmTR pic.twitter.com/k2uK7HinuW— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 31, 2020
Lockdown will not be applicable for JEE Main and NEET 2020 students: Rajasthan government
Lockdown will not be applicable to students appearing in JEE and NEET exams and their parents in Rajasthan. Students' admit cards will be considered as the pass (hard/soft copy) for them: Rajasthan govt.
Lockdown will not be applicable to students appearing in JEE and NEET exams and their parents in Rajasthan. Students' admit cards will be considered as the pass (hard/soft copy) for them: State govt pic.twitter.com/n2odxhHd8K— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
Special suburban services for NEET and JEE Main aspirants over Mumbai Suburban network of Central and Western Railways.
With reference to the permission received from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, candidates who are appearing for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), being conducted in September 2020, are permitted to travel in Mumbai Suburban network of Central and Western Railways.
Supporting students appearing for NEET & JEE exams, Railways has permitted them, and their guardians to travel by special suburban services in Mumbai on exam days. General passengers are requested not to commute: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal pic.twitter.com/P4b5mvI28P— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
Students appearing for JEE and NEET exams are permitted to travel by Local trains
The Official twitter of Divisional Railway Manager- Mumbai Division of Western Railway has tweeted that " Students appearing for JEE/NEET exams are permitted to travel by Local trains with companions with valid tickets. Rail travel tickets will be issued on showing JEE or NEET Admit cards."
KIND ATTENTION!!!— DRM WR MumbaiCentral (@drmbct) August 31, 2020
Students appearing for JEE/ NEET exams are permitted to travel by Local trains with companions with valid tickets. Rail travel tickets will be issued on showing Admit cards.@Central_Railway @WesternRly @EduMinOfIndia @RailMinIndia @RailwaySeva @PiyushGoyalOffc pic.twitter.com/sh0R4gVAgm
A fresh petition to postpone NEET 2020: Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava
Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava who had earlier filed the petition to postpone NEET and JEE exams has made a fresh petition to file in Supreme Court in order to postpone the exam.
I have tirelessly worked & prepared a fresh petition to postpone #NEET.— Alakh Alok Srivastava (@advocate_alakh) August 31, 2020
Got it vetted by a reputed Senior Advocate, who kindly agreed to appear for us🙏🏻
But considering today’s events, we have decided to NOT file it, as of now.
All of u take care & keep studying dear students. pic.twitter.com/tf39zW4EpR
Twitterati stands with Hemant Soren's request on NEET and JEE Main 2020 postponements
As per the reports, in the poll conducted on Jharkhand CM's official twitter account, all the students on Twitter and others have backed Hemant Soren on his stand to postpone NEET and IIT JEE exams in September 2020. Around 1.5 lakh votes by Twitteratis were in favor of rescheduling the JEE Mains and NEET entrance exams, as reported by The Telegraph.
Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister wishes best of luck to JEE Main candidates
Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal wished the best of luck to all aspirants who are going to appear for JEE Main 2020 and ensured all aspirants that they will not face any kind of problem while appearing for the exam.
I wish best of luck to all students who are going to appear for the JEE tomorrow. I am also glad that over 7,77,465 have downloaded their admit cards. I have spoken to the CMs of most states to ensure that students don't face problems: Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister pic.twitter.com/zTBVEGJCxD— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
Maharashtra government has opened the Lockdown in phase-wise manner big relief for NEET 2020 and JEE aspirants
The government of Maharashtra has lifted up the lockdown restrictions in a phase-wise manner. Aspirants going to appear for NEET and JEE Main 2020 will have a great relief due to this.
Nationwide helpline numbers for JEE/NEET students by NSUI
NSUI has opened the nation-wide helpline for those who seek help during NEET and JEE Main 2020 exams. Candidates can contact the provided helpline numbers as per their states or can tweet with SOSNSUI.
"JEE-NEET NSUI HelpLine 2020"— NSUI (@nsui) August 31, 2020
NSUI has opened Nation Wide helplines in all the states for those in need of any help during #JEE_NEET exams.
For any queries, kindly contact on the helpline numbers provided.
Or you can tweet with #SOSNSUI
NSUI is always there to help you. pic.twitter.com/YfQXayeezd
Subramanian Swamy wishes best for all JEE and NEET 2020 aspirants
In the latest tweets of Subramanian Swamy, he wishes best for all aspirants who are going to appear for JEE Main and NEET 2020 exam.
To the students who have to take the JEE/NEET examinations, my best wishes.What circumstances you have to take the exams is terrible. Let God be with you.— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 31, 2020
Over 20 lakhs JEE Main and NEET 2020 admit cards downloaded till 6:00 PM
As per the recent records till 6:00 PM of August 31, 2020, as many as 20,52,614 candidates have downloaded NEET UG and JEE Main admit cards.
A total of 7,77,465 JEE aspirants have downloaded admit cards to appear for engineering entrance exam from September 1 to 6, 2020. While, total of 12,75,149 NEET hall tickets have been downloaded to appear for September 13, medical entrance exam.
JEE and NEET 2020: Most request for transportation from urban areas
In a recent portal released by IIT Delhi alumni for helping JEE Main and NEET aspirants, it has been seen that most of the request for transit is from metro cities. The location has been tracked on the portal's map and it has been seen that by the evening of August 31, the map has hundreds of requests from candidates. The map also shows that the majority of the requests have been received from metropolitan cities such as Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The portal also displays that requests were from various countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Hong Kong and requests from the United States.
Chandigarh lifted night curfew, now easy for JEE Main and NEET Aspirants
Chandigarh administration decides to lift the night curfew in compliance with the Central government's directives under Unlock 4.0, aspirants who are going to appear for NEET, and JEE Main 2020 in this UT will find some relaxation in travelling.
Chandigarh administration decides to lift night curfew in compliance with the Central government's directives under #Unlock4.— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
Rajasthan CMO asks DM to ensure health care arrangements for NEET and JEE Main aspirants
Rajasthan CMO asks DM's of state to ensure the Healthcare protocols arrangements at each exam centre of JEE Main and NEET 2020.
कोरोना संक्रमण कि स्थिति को देखते हुए मुख्यमंत्री श्री @ashokgehlot51 ने जिला कलेक्टरों को जेईई-नीट परीक्षाओं में शामिल होने वाले विद्यार्थियों को संक्रमण से बचाने के लिए परीक्षा केन्द्रों पर हैल्थ प्रोटोकॉल से संबंधित व्यवस्थाएं सुनिश्चित करवाने के निर्देश दिए। pic.twitter.com/MtG5clWGE5— CMO Rajasthan (@RajCMO) August 31, 2020
Goa CM convey his best wishes for NEET 2020 and JEE aspirants
Goa CM, Promod Sawant has conveyed his best students for all aspirants of NEET and JEE Main 2020 and advised them to take all the precautions and appear for exam.
Around 5,500 candidates will be appearing in NEET and JEE examinations in Goa. I convey my best wishes to these candidates. They need to take precautions while appearing in the exams: Goa Chief Minister Promod Sawant pic.twitter.com/DVSpb5B9ED— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
JEE helpline numbers are out of order
Through Twitter, several JEE Main 2020 candidates are complaining of unavailability of helpline numbers. Out of five numbers, three are switched off, while other two cannot be connected. With this students are questioning, is this how the government helping IIT JEE aspirants?
Helpline numbers which r provided to help JEE Main aspirants are out of order, 3 numbers out of 5 are switched off and other 2 numbers fail to connect. Is this how govt is helping students? Such a irresponsible govt which has put lives of students at risk.#StudentsDislikePMModi pic.twitter.com/FLDhyhY5ab— Nagesh Kariyappa (@Nagesh_nsui6) August 31, 2020
EduRide for NEET and JEE Main 2020
The students and alumni associations of IIT Delhi, Bombay, and Madras have jointly launched an online web portal EduRide to help JEE Main and NEET 2020 aspirants reach their exam centres. Candidates can register online or call at the listed number to request for the ride to their JEE or NEET exam centre. Any aspirants who want to volunteer and help NEET 2020 and JEE aspirants also can register themselves.
How to request for an Eduride?
Candidates have to visit the website www.eduride.in and register yourselves as a "Student". Enter the details of your exam centre and raise a request for a ride.
Alternately, JEE Main candidates can call 93113 23756 between 10 am to 5 pm, Monday, 31st August for requesting the ride.
IIT students & alumni have launched a ride portal for NEET and JEE aspirants: Ministry of Education
In order to help aspirants to reach the exam centre for NEET 2020 and JEE exams amid COVID, IIT students & alumni have launched a web portal named EduRide.
To help #JEE & #NEET candidates with transport amid #COVID-19, IIT students & alumni have launched a portal, https://t.co/EFNQ3Wqj44, to connect needy candidates with Samaritans who may want to help them commute, especially from remote locations and poorly connected areas. pic.twitter.com/2nM0JtDL9c— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) August 31, 2020
Free transportation for NEET 2020 and JEE aspirants: CM of MP
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, CM of Madhya Pradesh has ensured to provide free transportation services for all NEET and JEE aspirants.
JEE Mains और NEET के परीक्षार्थियों को परीक्षा केंद्रों तक पहुँचाने के लिए मध्यप्रदेश सरकार ने निःशुल्क परिवहन की व्यवस्था की है।— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) August 31, 2020
इसके लिए परीक्षार्थी को 181 पर सम्पर्क करना होगा अथवा https://t.co/Fnhd3QlUcf पर रजिस्टर कराना होगा। परीक्षार्थी अपने साथ एक सहयोगी भी ले जा सकेंगे। pic.twitter.com/x8CcZfEkjj
Candidates have arrived in town for JEE Main 2020
As announced that Odisha Government will provide free accommodation and transportation to aspirants appearing for JEE and NEET 2020 exam. Aspirants who are going to appear for the JEE exam on September 1, 2020 have arrived in the state and they are freely accommodated.
The candidates have arrived in the towns and given good accommodation. Many thanks to the mgt of engineering colleges for sparing hostels . Wish the candidates all the very best in their Test starting tomorrow.@Naveen_Odisha @CMO_Odisha @IPR_Odisha @ReutersIndia pic.twitter.com/7jCuGjJz1Z— ChiefSecyOdisha (@SecyChief) August 31, 2020
What is the Dress code for JEE Main 2020?
NTA has not clearly specified the JEE Main 2020 dress code, but candidates should, in general, make sure to follow the following instructions before reaching at the examination centre.
- Any metal part in the dress will not be allowed at the JEE exam centre.
- Wearing any piece of jewelry, watch, or any other gadgets/ornaments will not be allowed.
- A face mask will be allowed. However a fresh face mask will be provided at the JEE Main 2020 examination centre.
- Full sleeves shirts will be highly advised to wear, in order to avoid any touching of the unwanted surface with their skin.
- Students will not be allowed to cover their head.
- Clothes with noticeably large buttons, brooches, etc. should be avoided.
Everyone is worried for the NEET 2020 and JEE students of flood affected Bihar
Bihar CM said that Everyone is worried about the students who are going to appear for NEET 2020 and JEE Main of flood-affected Bihar, except for those whose opinion matters most at this time.
Everyone is worried for the students of flood affected Bihar, except for those whose opinion, unfortunately, matters most at present - Bihar CM @NitishKumar and @PMOIndia !#Mann_Ki_Nahi_Student_Ki_Baat #NoMore_Neet #StudentsHatesMrModi #PostponeNEET_JEE #JEE_NEET #JEE2020 https://t.co/yeahfR9tk6— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) August 31, 2020
What will be not allowed at the JEE Main exam centre
As per the NTA guidelines, the following items will be strictly prohibited.
- Any metallic objects will be not allowed
- Any extra sheet will be not allowed to carry, as the rough sheet will be provided inside the JEE examination hall
- Any electronic devices or gadgets will not be allowed inside the examination centre.
What to carry at the JEE Main exam centre?
Aspirants will be allowed to carry the below-mentioned items are allowed in JEE Main 2020
Printout of JEE Main 2020 admit card, along with the undertaking form (filled and unsigned).
A simple transparent bottle
A transparent ballpoint pen.
Photo ID proof, additional photograph.
Hand sanitizer (50 ml).
PwD certificate (if applicable).
Drawing utensils -- geometry box, pencils, erasers, color pencils or crayons for BArch candidates
Kenyans on Twitter to join Indian students against JEE, NEET 2020 postponements
With hundreds of demonstrations in the streets of Indian cities for postponement of NEET and JEE Main 2020 exams, comrades in Kenya has joined the campaign to blockade the Modi government to postpone the national level medical and engineering entrance exams. Kenyan compatriots have joined the other protestors through tweets like #PostponeJEEAndNEET and #Mann_Ki_Nahi_Students_Ki_Baat.
Kenyans on Twitter Join India Students in Protest Against Push for the Postponement of National Exam. #JEE_NEET #POSTPONEJEE_NEET @LicypriyaK @vanessa_vash #Mann_Ki_Nahi_Students_Ki_Baat— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) August 31, 2020
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Odisha government to provide free accommodation for NEET and JEE aspirants
Odisha government is providing free accommodation for all aspirants who are going to appear for JEE Main 2020 and NEET.
ओडिशा: कल से JEE की परीक्षा शुरू हो रही है, भुवनेश्वर में सरकार की तरफ से छात्रों को रहने की जगह उपलब्ध कराई गई है। एक अभिभावक ने बताया, "हमें सारी सुविधाएं हैं, सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग का पूरा ख्याल रखा जा रहा है कमरे में दो से ज़्यादा लोग नहीं रह सकते हैं।" pic.twitter.com/UwnO4FMRYD— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) August 31, 2020
JEE Main: Preparations to ensure COVID-19 protocols underway at Jharkhand exam centre
At an exam centre in Ranchi, Jharkhand, the government has ensured that all safety and protocols related to novel coronavirus are being implemented for Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Mains. NTA to conduct JEE Main exams from September 1 to 6, 2020.
Jharkhand: Preparations to ensure #COVID19 protocols underway, at an exam centre in Ranchi, for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2020 examination to be held from 1st to 6th September pic.twitter.com/14zBMlTyjE— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020