JEE Main Exam 2019 - Diabetic Students Can Carry Sugar Tablets, Apple and Water

Published on : 19th August 2018    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 allows the diabetic students to bring a banana, apple, orange, sugar tablets and water to the JEE Main 2019 exam hall. This facility was introduced in the year 2017-2018 keeping in mind the health of the ailing students, which certainly brought a great relief to hundreds of such candidates. They can carry the above-mentioned items in transparent bottles to the examination centre. However, they are not allowed to bring any kind of packaged food like chocolates or candies into the exam hall.

Students’ Reactions to This Move:

One of the JEE Main 2019 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 on 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 2019 Exam Schedule:

The 2019 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

1st September 2018

8th February 2019

Closing date to submit application form

30th September 2018

7th March 2019

Admit card download

17th December 2018

18th March 2019

Exam dates

6th-20th January 2019

6th-20th April 2019

Result announcement dates

31st January 2019

30th April 2019

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