Major Lapses During JEE Mains Exam, Corona Positive Student Reached Examination Centre

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Kota (Rajasthan), 2 September 2020: The JEE Mains examination started nationwide from Tuesday amidst Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic. The exam will be held until 6 September at 660 exam centres. On the very first day in JEE Mains, one of the biggest exams to be held during the Corona pandemic, a big lapse occurred at a centre in Kota. Here a Corona positive student reached the examination centre. He was asked to return saying his exam will be conducted later on. There was no mention in the Advisory and Admit Card of National Testing Agency (NTA) that it is not necessary for positive students to come.

After such a big lapse, the centres are now being informed that the arrival of infected students is not necessary. If someone is infected, one can send the admit card along with a positive report to the centre. Many students are coming from other cities for the exam, in such a situation not only the infected had to face trouble, but also there is a danger of corona infection for others.

Information should have been released before the exam

The NTA had made it mandatory for health declaration while downloading the admit card. The NTA should have allotted new date for COVID positive students.

How to calculate percentile

On Tuesday, the candidates had a BArch and B planning paper. Now, these students will have paper in a separate slot. In this case, the question has arisen as to how their percentage will be calculated. Actually, the number of COVID negative students will be more and the number of COVID positive will be less. In such a situation, how will the percentile be calculated?