JEE exams begin today with precautions amid coronavirus pandemic

A student wearing a protective face mask and face shield arrives at an examination centre for Joint Entrance Examination, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Kolkata India

A student wearing a protective face mask and face shield arrives at an examination centre for Joint Entrance Examination, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Kolkata India

The Madhya Pradesh government will arrange free transport for candidates appearing for JEE and NEET examinations, announced Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday.

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In a press release, the East Central Railway said the station enroute will have unreserved ticket counters and tickets can also be bought on the UTS mobile ticketing app.

Sharing the announcement over twitter, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said, "Supporting students appearing for NEET & JEE exams, Railways has permitted them, and their guardians to travel by special suburban services in Mumbai on exam days".

Indian Railways to run special trains for those appearing for these exams in Bihar.

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The court further said any aggrieved student can file an application to the NTA via their centre coordinator.

With the JEE Main exam in place, the Railways has now chose to run 20 pairs of special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of those appearing for JEE, NEET and NDA exams in Bihar.

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the JEE-Main examination, but said any student residing in flood-hit parts of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region who cannot reach the exam centre or reaches late can apply to the National Testing Agency to seek a re-examination.

"The situation is grim in several districts due to floods".

Chief Ministers of six non-BJP states - Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra - had last week moved the Supreme Court asking for a review of its August 17 order allowing the exams. JEE and NEET exams are being held to ensure that students don't lost a year. Until tonight, 90.61 per cent - 7,77,465 candidates - had downloaded the admit cards. "I am happy that almost all students have downloaded their admit cards and there is enthusiasm among students", he said. "I wish you good luck", he said. I have personally spoken to every CM in this regard.

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