KEAM 2021 exam guidelines for COVID positive candidates

The authorities have released special instructions for the candidates who are in quarantine or COVID-19 positive.

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Prabakaran K | Aug 4, 2021 - 4:13 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) has released the KEAM 2021 exam guidelines for the candidates who are COVID-19 positive. Since the KEAM 2021 exam is taking place amid the pandemic, COVID-19 positive candidates or those with symptoms may also attend the entrance exam. However, the authorities have released guidelines to be followed by candidates, parents and officials.

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Students are to report their COVID positive/quarantine details on the CEE Covid helpdesk available on the candidate portal at CEE’s official website if any. Any update on the COVID positive/quarantine situation should also be updated on the same link. They can also report to the CEE Representative/chief superintendent given on the KEAM 2021 admit card directly.

KEAM 2021 exam guidelines for quarantine candidates

  • Separate classrooms and sanitation rooms will be provided to those students who are COVID positive/ show excessive temperature during thermal scanning in a way that avoids intermingling with other students.

  • The students need not sign their attendance instead the invigilators can mark their attendance.

  • Sanitation rooms are set up for these students in all KEAM 2021 exam centres.

  • COVID positive students should call commissionaire representatives whose numbers are given on the KEAM 2021 admit card on the day before exams and follow their guidelines.

  • Students should come in private vehicles arranged by them and strict COVID-19 guidelines will be followed in these exam halls.

Guidelines for candidate’s parents

  • Parents should not enter the KEAM 2021 exam venue. Also, they should ensure that candidates follow all safety protocols.

  • Parents should ensure that candidates are carrying items such as pens, water, food, masks, and sanitiser.

  • After dropping candidates in front of the exam centre, they should leave immediately to avoid traffic.

  • Parents are not permitted to gather in front of the exam centre or nearest park. Crowding in front of the exam centre’s gate and violating social distance rules is punishable.

  • Candidates coming out of the venue after the exam should be picked up from a safe place away from the gate.

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