JEE Main 2020 Exam LIVE UPDATES: After being postponed twice, the Joint Entrance Examination -JEE Main is being held from September 1 onwards. The JEE paper 2 was held yesterday and today onwards, the engineering exam will be conducted.
In a major announcement today, just half-an-hour before the exam began, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court said that the students residing in flood-affected areas in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra can approach the National Testing Agency (NTA), if they were unable to reach the exam centre or reached late. The court also asked NTA to check the veracity of the claims and decide their representation within 15 days.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam is being conducted amid special arrangement, from no shoes with thick soles to mandatory masks at exam hall – several arrangements have been made by the NTA. Over 10 lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 1,300 infrared thermometer guns, 6,600 litres of hand sanitiser and an equal amount of disinfectant liquid, 6,600 sponges, 3,300 spray bottles and 3,300 cleaning staff have been arranged at an additional cost of almost Rs 13 crore. The exam will be conducted at 660 centres across the country, which was increased from 570.