JEE main 2020: Students in Himachal Pradesh divided over conducting exams – education

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JEE main 2020: JEE mains exam were conducted on Tuesday at more than a few centres spread across Himachal Pradesh. Alternatively, students remained divided over the decision of conducting the exams.

Many students believed that examinations must have been postponed because of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and shuttle restrictions while many said that it used to be a correct decision to conduct the examination.

As many as 62 students appeared for the entrance examination in one of the vital examination centres in Shimla. All precautionary measures were being taken at the examination centres. Thermal scanning of each and every student were conducted, students were given with masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing used to be maintained right through the exam.

Gunjan Thakur, one of the vital candidate who appeared in JEE exam said that there used to be a confusion approximately if exams will be conducted or not but it used to be a correct decision as delaying the exam could have led to mental stress amongst the students.

“Even if I didn’t face any problems because my examination centre used to be close to my house, the same could not be said approximately the students from far places,” she said.

All precautionary measures were maintained all through the examination and we did not faced any problem all through the exam, she further added.

Vikas, another student who appeared in the exam said that it used to be a correct decision to conduct these exams as we had been preparing for exams for a long time. Despite the pandemic, exams could be conducted while maintaining precautions and this may be a final chance for lots of students who are appearing in this exam and delaying the exam to any extent further would have blown absent their chances and aspirations.

Tanvi, another student who appeared in the exam said that the exams must have been postponed as coronavirus cases are rising in the state in addition to the county and life of students cannot be risked. We students also had to face shuttle and accommodation problems and hoped that exams must have been postponed until situation got a little better.

One of a parent who accompanied his son to the examination centre also said that it used to be the correct decision to conduct the exams as students have been preparing for it for a long time and we parents have also spend some huge cash for coaching of our children. Nothing may also be done as we need to live with coronavirus.

11 centres have been set up in the state for JEE examinations and as many as 8397 candidates are expected to seem in JEE examinations in the state.

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