scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, October 24, 2020

96% overall attendance for JEE Advanced exam

Paper 1 of the exam had been conducted in the morning with 1,51,311 candidates and paper 2 was conducted in the afternoon with 1,50,900 candidates.

Written by Ashna Butani | New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2020 9:24:16 am
iit jee advanced result date 2020, iit jee advnaced answer key 2020, jeeadv.ac.in, jee advanced 2020, education news, iit admission, college admissionJEE advanced 2020 was held on September 27 (Representational image)

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) was conducted across 1,001 centres on Sunday and saw 96 per cent attendance. Paper 1 of the exam had been conducted in the morning with 1,51,311 candidates and paper 2 was conducted in the afternoon with 1,50,900 candidates. The 1,001 centres in which they were conducted were located in 222 cities across the country.

In Delhi, candidates appeared for their examinations with masks and carrying sanitisers in transparent bottles. Surbhi Sinha (18), from Khadda Colony, Jaitpur, sat for the exam in Mathura Road. She said, “Social distancing norms were followed inside. It was even more organised than JEE Mains.”

LIVE UPDATES | JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Key today 

Her mother Suman Sinha, who waited outside the examination hall, said, “Surbhi is the first in our family to take her studies so seriously. She never went for coaching because it is very expensive. Yet, we know she will succeed in whatever she does. My two younger children wish to follow her footsteps.”

However, many parents said that changing the JEE examination dates repeatedly disrupted the flow of studies. Dr BB Singh (52) was among them. He said, “The exam was delayed over and over again, breaking their concentration. But I still have hopes that my son will make it to the IITs.”

READ | Top engineering college in India

After the examination, Parn Pratap Singh (18) and Sanat Vohra (17) discussed the difficulty levels of the paper. Sanat said, “The mathematics portion was a bit difficult. Calculus questions that have never been asked before appeared in the exam.”

Read | Discussion on increasing JEE Advanced attempt in JAB meeting 2021: IIT-Delhi director

On the flow of his preparation, he said, “The last few months, we became a bit lax as it kept getting delayed. We did not have any coaching classes, just a few revision sessions online.” He added that candidates sat in alternate seats in the hall while giving the examination. Before entering the examination hall, candidates were asked to sanitise their hands. Security guards ensured that candidates don’t bump into each other.

MEET JEE MAIN toppers | Girls should aim higher, says JEE Main 2020 female topper Tricity’s JEE topper is a boy from Amritsar Vadodara boy only one from Gujarat to score 100 percentile Mumbai boy scores 100 percentile in JEE Main, tops from state My competition is with my IITian brother, says Haryana topper

They entered and exited one at a time. The seating areas were sanitised in between the two shifts. When students entered the centres, thermal checks were conducted at the gates. Self-declaration forms were to be filled on the admit card beforehand.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Education News, download Indian Express App.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement