Srinagar: For the first time, candidates appearing for JEE- Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) shall have to submit a self-declaration form along with a photograph stating they have neither been tested positive for Covid-19 nor have had any symptoms of fever, dry cough or difficulty in breathing in recent days.
National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts NEET and JEE entrance tests, has come up with a slew of instructions for candidates appearing for the JEE exams.
According to the instructions, those appearing for JEE-Main, scheduled to be held in the first week of September, will have to submit a self-declaration form along with a photograph, saying that they have not been tested positive for Covid-19 and nor have had any symptoms like fever, dry cough or difficulty in breathing in recent days.
This form will have to be submitted at the examination center. It will be verified by an exam center officer and signed by the candidate on the spot. Then the candidates will be allowed to enter the exam hall.
More than 70,000 students from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will be appearing in four entrance examinations conducted by Kashmir University, Central University, JEE, and NEET.
All the four entrance tests were delayed due to the prevailing situation in the valley. This time authorities are taking all precautions to ensure smooth conducting of the examinations.
“We have set up 70 centers in Srinagar and Budgam for the students appearing in NEET. We are now waiting for the guidelines from the NTA,” said an official associated with the NEET duty in J&K.
Similarly, Kashmir University is likely to conduct the entrance examination for various postgraduate programmes in the first week of September. More than 28,000 students are likely to appear in the entrance test.
“We are planning to set up exam centers at various districts including north and south campus. Students will be allowed to wear a mask inside the exam halls. The seating arrangement will be such that there will be a gap of two meters between students,” said Farooq Mir, Director Admissions, Kashmir University.
Likewise, Central University of Kashmir is also going to conduct the entrance examination for various undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses on September 18 and 19.
More than 15,000 students will be appearing in the entrance tests. “Students from Kashmir and other states have applied for this test. We are making preparations for the examinations. Centers will be set up in the south and north Kashmir. Ganderbal campus will cater to the local students,” Parveena Pandit, examination controller told The Kashmir Monitor.