JEE Main Exam 2020 - Diabetic Students Can Carry Sugar Tablets, Apple and Water

Published on : 13th October 2019    Author : Tanvi Mittal
IIT JEE Main Exam

Are you a diabetic student? Worried about your health during the exam period? You don’t have to actually because the Agency will allow the diabetic students to bring a banana, apple, orange, sugar tablets, and water to the JEE Main 2020 exam hall. This facility was introduced in the year 2017-2018 keeping in mind the health of the ailing students, which certainly brought great relief to hundreds of such candidates. They can carry the above-mentioned items and water in a transparent bottle to the examination centre. However, they are not allowed to bring any kind of packaged food like chocolates or candies into the examination hall.

Students’ Reactions to This Move

One of the JEE Main aspirants reacted to the circular issued on this, “It’s not just about the three hours it takes to give the exam. Students are supposed to enter the exam centre at least three hours before it begins, to finish registration and security process. This means we will remain hungry for six hours, which is uncalled for”.

What Doctors Have to Say on This

Dr Anoop Misra, Chairman, Fortis C-Doc Centre of Excellence in Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology said to media; “It (move to allow diabetic students to carry eatables) was very much warranted as those kids who are on insulin may face sudden drop in sugar levels and the absence of any option may severely hamper their concentration and performance in the examination. Not just fruits, they should even allow them to carry cookies.”

The move to allow diabetic students to carry eatables was very much warranted as those kids who are on insulin may face a sudden drop in sugar levels and the absence of any option may severely hamper their concentration and performance in the examination. Not just fruits, a slice of bread, stuffed roti, they should even allow them to carry cookies”, asserted Head of Endocrinology Department, Dr Parminder Singh, DMCH.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Schedule

The 2020 JEE Main exam will be held in two sessions (January and April). This allows students to appear twice in the exam and the better score of the two exams will be selected for admission to various Bachelor courses such as Bachelor of Technology or Bachelor of Engineering (Paper I) and Bachelor of Planning or Bachelor of Architecture (Paper-II). The exam schedule is as follows –

Exam Events

January Session Exam Dates

April Session Exam Dates

Application form available

3rd September 2019

7th February 2020

Closing date to submit the application form

10th October 2019

7th March 2020

Admit card download

6th December 2019

16th March 2020

Exam dates

6th to 11th January 2020

3rd to 9th April 2020

Result announcement dates

31s January 2020

30th April 2020

List of Barred Items

The exam conducting authority has also barred some items from carrying to the examination centre. The items include:

  • Metallic objects. Those who are wearing Kara and kirpan must reach the examination center one and a half-hour earlier than the gate closing time for checking.
  • Textual material viz. Bits of papers, written material.
  • Calculators, slide rules, docu pen, log tables, electronic watches.
  • Mobile phones and other devices.

As per the official information bulletin, “If any candidate is in possession of any of the above item, his/her candidature will be treated as unfair means and his/her current examination will be cancelled & he/she will also be debarred for future examination(s) & the equipment will be seized.”


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