IIT-JEE Advanced 2020: Over 96 per cent candidates appear for entrance amid strict precautions

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced was conducted on Sunday (September 27). 

JEE Advanced was conducted in two shifts. The paper 1 exam was held from 9 am to 12 noon and the second slot exam was held from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The exam was conducted across 222 cities and 1,001 exam centres this year. The NTA had arranged more exam centres following the COVID-19 guidelines this year. The candidates had to appear in the exams with face masks, hand sanitisers. Nearly 97.94 per cent of candidates who have registered and paid the fee for entrance have been allocated exam cities among their top three choices.

96% of the total registered candidates took the JEE Advanced 2020 on Sunday, said IIT Delhi in an official statement. 1,51,311 candidates took the Paper 1 exam and 1,50,900 candidates took the paper 2 exam.

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In order to avoid overcrowding at the centre and to ensure the implementation of other safety norms, candidates have been given staggered reporting time.

This year, only 64% of the students eligible to appear for the JEE- Advanced are registered for the examination in 2020.

IIT Delhi in an official statement said that JEE Advanced has witnessed the largest number of nodes ever provided by TCS-ION for an exam in the country, which is approximately 3.4 lakh nodes, to accommodate everyone while complying to social distancing norms.

JEE Advanced 2020 final answer key and the results will be declared on October 5 after which the joint seat allocation authority, also known as JoSAA will start an online counselling and seat allotment process.

What next after the exam?

The students who will clear Advanced can seek admissions to IITs, including institutes- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam.

Nearly, 1.60 lakh (1,60,831) candidates have registered for the entrance following the COVID-19 guidelines.

JEE Advanced answer key, as well as final result, will be released on October 5 and seat allocation will begin from October 8, as per the statement. Counselling will be done through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Interested and eligible candidates who have cleared JEE Main or will pass the JEE Advanced exams will be able to register at josaa.nic.in. This year, there will be six counselling rounds instead of seven.

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