JEE Main, NEET 2020 Live Updates: JEE exams start today amid COVID

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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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 09:21 AM IST

Candidates started entering JEE Main 2020 exam centre at Ranchi

By following social distancing norms, JEE candidates started entering the exam centre at Ranchi.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 09:11 AM IST

"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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 09:08 AM IST

"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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:57 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:53 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:45 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:42 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:37 AM IST

Karnataka: JEE Main candidates started appearing for exam

Students started appearing for JEE Main 2020 entrance exam at Karnataka.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:33 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:24 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:15 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:07 AM IST

Candidates are arriving at JEE Main examination centre

By following all exam SOPs, aspirants have arrived at the JEE Main 2020 examination centre.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:04 AM IST

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.

Sept. 1, 2020 | 08:02 AM IST

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. 

Sept. 1, 2020 | 07:59 AM IST

"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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 09:57 PM IST

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. 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 09:43 PM IST

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.

 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 09:30 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 09:04 PM IST

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."

Aug. 31, 2020 | 08:33 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 08:29 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 08:26 PM IST

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.


Aug. 31, 2020 | 08:16 PM IST

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. 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 08:13 PM IST

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.



Aug. 31, 2020 | 08:08 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 07:31 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 07:11 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 06:02 PM IST

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. 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 05:47 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 05:13 PM IST

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.

 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 05:12 PM IST

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? 



Aug. 31, 2020 | 04:39 PM IST

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.


Aug. 31, 2020 | 04:34 PM IST

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. 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 04:20 PM IST

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.


Aug. 31, 2020 | 04:13 PM IST

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.

 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 04:02 PM IST

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.
Aug. 31, 2020 | 03:53 PM IST

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.

Aug. 31, 2020 | 03:43 PM IST

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. 
Aug. 31, 2020 | 03:33 PM IST

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

Aug. 31, 2020 | 03:30 PM IST

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. 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 03:23 PM IST

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.

 

Aug. 31, 2020 | 03:14 PM IST

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. 

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