Odisha Releases Guidelines For Smooth Conduct Of JEE(Mains) & NEET 2020

Bhubaneswar: The State Government, yesterday, announced free transport and accommodation to students on need basis which came as a major relief for those appearing for JEE(Mains) and NEET this year. It also released a set of guidelines for smooth conducting of the national test in Odisha.

The order was released by the office of Special Relief Commissioner which is an addition to previous regulations. Here are the guidelines:

  1. There will be no lockdown or shutdown in force in the seven examination cities from August 30- September 7 and from September 12-14.
  2. All candidates along with their guardian, if any, as well as the examination personnel, are allowed to travel from their place of stay to the examination cities and examination centres either in their personal vehicles or hired or public service vehicle.
  3. Copy of the admit card of the candidates including soft copies or any other document held by the candidates and any document held by the examination personnel and staff/ representatives of service providers in support of their deployment shall be considered as their valid movement pass throughout the state.
  4. The organisers will ensure that all safety protocols relating to COVID-19 such as physical distancing mask-wearing, no spitting in a public place, personal hygiene and sanitation, etc. are duly maintained inside the centre. The District Authority will ensure the same outside the examination centre.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy had yesterday said that candidates who do not have their own transport to reach the examination centre or accommodation should enlist for availing the Government transport and accommodation. The Government will provide buses to ferry candidates from their home town to the designated entrance venue.

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Prior to the arrangements, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had appealed to the Centre and Prime Minister Modi to postpone the examinations in wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the floods that have ravaged several districts of the State. He had also requested the National Testing Agency to assign an examination centre in each district for the facilitation of the students.

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