Uttar Pradesh B Ed joint entrance exam 2020 result will be declared on Saturday, September 5, said Amita Bajpai, state co-ordinator for B Ed joint entrance examination. The exam used to be conducted by University of Lucknow.
She said candidates will be capable of check their results like state rank, category rank and marks obtained by visiting Lucknow University official website (www.lkouniv.ac.in). Candidates will be informed approximately counselling schedule at the earliest.
A complete of 3,57,696 candidates appeared for the B Ed joint entrance exam at 1,089 examination centres in 73 districts of UP despite spike in numbers of COVID-19 cases. Complete 4,31,904 candidates were registered for the exam that used to be held on August 9.
The new session is likely to commence in October-November 2020, said Monika S Garg, extra chief secretary, higher education branch, UP government in a press commentary.
“Conducting this examination has been an experience worth sharing. It showcases the sensitivity and caution of state governent and sets the trend for upcoming competitive exams all the way through COVID times. It is an example for others to emulate, correct from selection of centers, of how reasonable examinations will also be held, even in trying and testing times,” Garg said.
She said, “Final year, the exam used to be conducted in only 15 districts with 60 to 130 centres in a district. This year there were twin targets of least movement and ample social distancing. It used to be made up our minds to host the entrance exam in all districts indicated by candidates and the number of districts used to be increased to 73.”
“Further, to minimize the number of candidates congregating at one centre, the number of candidates being allotted a centre used to be halved. Thus, the number of centres also increased proportionately. Special care used to be taken to make sure that girls and physically disabled candidates were allotted the district of their first choice, while other candidates were accommodated at or close to their place of preference,” she said.
Prior to now, B.Ed Entrance exams were conducted by the nominated university with the assistance of other state universities, with negligible role of the higher education branch. This year, the nominated university, Lucknow University, sought the branch’s help because of the special circumstances arising out of COVID and in consequence the branch had already made inroads in the process, she said.