Safety Protocols of Engineering and Medical admission tests, JEE & NEET Exams 2020 will have Contact-less frisking, staggered time-slots for reporting, and contact-less verification of documents like admit cards. National Testing Agency will conduct the exams between September 1-13 for nearly 25 lakh aspirants.
A self-declaration regarding their COVID-free health status on the day of the test will be mandatory for all the participants. The aspirants with higher body temperature will be allowed to take the test in isolated rooms.
Related : NEET 2020 - Last Minute Preparation Tips
As per the TOI News, NTA has finalized the standard operating procedures, three-tier measures are being put in place — pre-examination, the conduct of exam, and post-exam phases. All exam centers are instructed to keep hand sanitizers, gloves, masks, sponges/ cloth, disinfectant liquid with 1% sodium hypochlorite, disinfectant backpack spray machines for sanitizing floors and walls, thermo guns and individual water bottles for aspirants & exam staff.
The full exam center will be sanitized with disinfectants before the exam starts, and those on exam duty will wear masks and gloves after staff verification. At the entrance, the body temperature of the aspirants will be recorded, and if it is found to be more than 99.4°Fahrenheit, the aspirant will be taken to an isolation room & the process of frisking and document will be done after 15 to 20 minutes. If the temperature doesn’t decrease, aspirants will be allowed to take the exam alone in a separate room.
Aspirants with Normal Body Temperature will be ushered in batches of 15 girls and 15 boys in two different registration rooms. Inside the exam hall, candidates will be allowed to carry a small hand sanitizer, face mask, gloves, documents like admit card, identity card, and a personal transparent water bottle.
For document verification, a table of approximately 3 feet width will be maintained, and the candidate will display the documents for exam functionary to view without touching.
Also, there will be a facility of barcode readers at the entrance point to scan the admit cards to verify the aspirants' details without physically touching the documents.
For the computer-based JEE (main), “Shift-1 and shift-3 will have odd seat numbers, and Shift-2 and shift-4 will have even seat numbers,” which will result in 50% utilization of venue size.