NEET, JEE Main 2020: NTA Releases Exam Day Guidelines For September Test

Last Modified: 24 Feb 2024

NTA released the exam day guidelines for NEET and JEE (Main) exams 2020 held in September 2020. Check details here.

Amid the chaos for postponement of IIT JEE Main and NEET 2020 exams, the National Testing Agency has released the exam day guidelines for these exams. All the students and exam authorities need to follow these NEET / JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines for smooth conduct of the entrance tests amid the on-going pandemic situation. More than this, now the NTA has released a detailed safety plan consisting of advisories, guidelines and protocols that are to be followed by the NEET and JEE Main 2020 exam day.

Following are the important points of the advisory for COVID-19 prevention which students and exam centres need to pursue during JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 exams.

NTA Issued 3-Stage Exam Advisory

NTA has come up with a three stage exam advisory, which will cover the complete examination cycle and ensure complete safety of candidates and staff members from COVID-19. More than this, the policy also ensures to complete the holding of exams in a smooth and seamless manner. The three stage guidelines cover pre-examination, during examination and post-examination activities for holding of JEE Main and NEET 2020 Exams.

Pre-Examination Guidelines

  • Allotment of Exam Centre and Seating Arrangement: As part of the pre-examination preparations, students will be allotted examination centres as per their preference and also altered the seating arrangements at the examination centres in a way that it adheres to social distancing norms completely.
  • Check For the List of Permitted Items: Candidates appearing for the JEE Main / NEET 2020 exams would be provided their exam admit cards via online mode. The admit cards would also consist of the exam guidelines and the list of items that are permitted inside the examination centre, which will help candidates to follow the decided norms of the exam.  
  • Exam Centre Location Link: Moreover, candidates will get a link along with the centre’s location, as this will help them to reach the centre easily and avoid any last-minute hassles for students.
  • Training of the Staff Members of the Centre: All the staff members including exam invigilators would be provided proper training prior to holding of the exams. The training would cover all the activities and tasks that are to be performed by them on the examination day.
  • Fulfilling the COVID-19 Supplies: Another important aspect is inventory management for availability of necessary things including face masks, gloves and other supplies. All exam centres have been asked to ensure availability of additional gloves, masks, sanitizers, spray bottles etc for effective usage by the staff and candidates.
  • One Day Before Preparation of Exam Centre: Before the commencement of the exam, the centres would undergo complete sanitization. This would also include proper placement of masks and sanitizers everywhere across the centres.

During the Exam

  • Candidates Entry: On the day of the exams, candidates would be allowed entry inside the exam centre only after authentication against valid admit cards. Students would undergo thermal scan. However, no thumb impression would be taken from the applicants.
  • 50 – 50 Formula Apply for Invigilators: Only 50% of the total assigned invigilators will be assigned to work inside the rooms. The rest of the 50% will monitor the entry outside the gate and Registration room until the last candidate has taken their place inside.

Post Exam Guidelines

  • Exit Policy of the Candidates: For 2020 session, students will be allowed to leave the examination hall one person at a time. This is being done to ensure complete social distancing.
  • No Overcrowding at Exam Centres: After exiting the exam room, candidates will not be allowed to overcrowd the campus; instead they need to exit the exam centre as quickly as possible.
  • Miscellaneous: Lastly, no refreshments would be provided this year to the invigilators and they need to bring their own eatables.