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JEE Mains Day 2: COVID-19 guidelines followed, candidates maintain social distancing at exam centres

The Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) (Mains) were conducted across the country for the second day on Wednesday, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Exam centers in Kochi and Siliguri adhered to COVID-19 guidelines as announcements were made for candidates to observe social distancing.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 02, 2020 13:55 IST
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Kolkata: Candidates undergo thermal scanning as they arrive to appear in Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) amid COVID-19 pandemic, at an examination centre in Kolkata, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

The Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) (Mains) were conducted across the country for the second day on Wednesday, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Exam centres in Kochi and Siliguri adhered to COVID-19 guidelines as announcements were made for candidates to observe social distancing. Hand sanitiser was available for the students and temperature checks were conducted before they entered their respective exam centres.

Praveen Kumar, a candidate from Khaprail who had come to Siliguri to appear for the exam at the Surendra Institute of Engineering & Management, said he was not worried about the COVID-19 situation and was more concerned about his exam going well.

"I believe I have prepared well for my exams. More than COVID-19, I hope my exams go well. My only other concern is that there is a lockdown on September 12 and NEET is on September 13," Kumar said. 

The West Bengal government had earlier announced that a complete state lockdown on September 11 and 12 in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission in medical institutes in the country will take place on September 13.

(With ANI inputs)

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