3,600 students appear for JEE Main in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Amidst strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols, as many as 3,600 students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) in Odisha on Tuesday, official sources said. The students appeared for the examination at 26 different centres spread across seven cities in the State. The examinations were held in two sittings, from 9 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 6 pm.
As many as 38,236 students will be appearing for the examination in the State. The examination will continue till September 6.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted:
ବର୍ତ୍ତମାନର କଠିନ ସ୍ଥିତିରେ ଜେଇଇ ମେନ୍ ପରୀକ୍ଷା ଦେଉଥିବା ଛାତ୍ରଛାତ୍ରୀଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ସଫଳ ଓ ଉଜ୍ଜ୍ଵଳ ଭବିଷ୍ୟତ କାମନା କରୁଛି।
Best wishes to all students appearing for #JEEMain2020 during this challenging time. May you all be successful and come through with flying colours pic.twitter.com/6mdoky9wxP
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 1, 2020
Students are appearing for the exam at 26 examination centres in seven cities – Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Berhampur and Sambalpur – by following all COVID-19 guidelines.
Before being allowed entry into the examination halls, the temperature of the students was checked with thermal scanner. They also had to maintain social distancing norms while entering the examination hall.
The State Government has made elaborate arrangements for the movement of students and their guardians by providing them with buses and accommodation.