#JEEMain2019: Important things, instructions students must keep in mind
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the most difficult engineering entrance exam for admission to India's top institutes. JEE consists of Main and Advanced exams. From 2019, National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main twice (in January and April). For the JEE Main (January) session, more than 9.5 lakh students have reportedly registered. Here are some important instructions for candidates.
Candidates must carefully check their JEE Main admit card and note the exam center location, venue details, shift, timings, reporting time, etc. Students are also advised to check or visit their exam venue in advance to avoid trouble on the examination day. To assist students in reaching their exam centers without any issue, "Center Locator" feature has been launched on the JEE Main website.
Candidates must not forget to carry their admit card to the exam venue; they should take at least 2 copies, preferably on an A4 size paper in color. They must reach the exam center at least 15 minutes before the given reporting time. Before the exam commences, they should carefully read the instructions. Candidates aren't allowed to leave until the end of the exam.
Candidates should also carry one color passport size photograph (the same provided for JEE Main application), which needs to be pasted on their attendance sheet. Also, students will not be allowed inside the exam center without identity verification. Also, PWD candidates must carry their PWD certificate. They are required to carry their original photo identity documents and not photocopies.
Candidates may carry any of the government-issued original photo identity proof documents, including Aadhaar Card (with photo), PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Ration Card, Aadhaar Enrolment receipt (with photo). Photo IDs stored on phones or identity cards issued by schools/colleges/universities/coaching centers are invalid.
Students cannot carry any stationery items; they will be given pen/pencil and blank sheets for rough work in the exam hall. They cannot carry geometry/pencil box, handbag/purse, papers/stationery items, eatables or water, phones/earphones/microphone/pagers/calculators, log tables, camera, tape-recorder, DocuPen, slide rules, watches with calculators, metallic items, and electronic gadgets. For Aptitude Test Paper-II, however, candidates should carry their own geometry box, pencil, erasers, color pencils/crayons.
Diabetic candidates appearing for JEE Main, however, will be allowed to carry certain items into the exam hall. These items include tablets, eatables like fruits like banana, apple or orange, and a transparent water bottle. Packages foods like candies, chocolates, and sandwiches aren't allowed.