Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has taken all possible measures to ensure smooth conduct of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main offline test across the country on Sunday.
“We have requested the Director General of Police (DGP) to provide adequate police force in each centre in Odisha,” said CBSE regional officer, Bhubaneswar region, Laxman Lal Meena.
Talking about the measures the Board has taken to conduct the examinations, he said the students have been asked to come to the examination hall only with their admit cards as no other articles will be allowed inside the hall. No student will be allowed to enter into the hall with mobile phone, wrist watch and other electronic gadgets.
To make the test more transparent, CBSE has decided to provide candidates pens, pencils and other items in the entrance hall. The Board has also planned to install mobile jammers in all the examination halls.
As per the CBSE notification, the JEE Main offline examination would be held in two sittings from 9.30 am and 12.30 pm for the engineering stream and from 2 pm to 5 pm for architecture stream.
“The students have been asked to report at the exam centre at 7 am even though the test is scheduled to begin at 9 am. The physically challenged candidates will be given one hour extra,” Meena said.
While about 13 lakh students will appear in the examinations in the country, about 48,000 students will appear in the examinations in 71 centres in nine prominent cities in Odisha including 21 centres in Bhubaneswar.
The other centres in the state are Angul, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhawanipatna, Cuttack, Jeypore, Rourkela and Sambalpur.
The online JEE Main examination would be held on April 10 and 11.The students have to apply and deposit their examination fee online through JEE website www.jeemain.nic.in
Results of the examination would be announced on June 18.