JEE-Main’s new rule: Biometric & Frisking even after Toilet Break

JEE-Main’s new rule: Candidates appearing for JEE-Main will be subjected to frisking and biometric attendance after a toilet break too.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is introduc- ing stricter guidelines dur- ing the tests slated this month which will include frisking and biometric identification process also for officials from the agency.

JEE-Main’s new rule: Biometric & frisking even after toilet break

The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) will also be conducted in centres in Bastar in Chhattisgarh and Tura in Meghalaya for the first time. As first reported by the TOI on December 8, 2023, at 12.3 lakh registration, JEE (Main) this year received the highest ever applications. and crossed the 10 lakh mark for the first time.

The number is expected to rise with new candidates likely to apply for the April 2024 exams. As per NTA offi- cials, these measures are necessary to ensure safe de- livery of the tests as well as to offer a fair field for hard- working candidates.

“Continuous improvement is what we are looking at with this move. Moreover, with advance notification and registration we would have ample time to work up on security measures and preparedness as well,” said Subodh Kumar Singh, director general, NTA.

Singh added, “Apart from the biometric attendance and frisking at the entry, candidates will be frisked and biometric attendance will be taken again on entry from toilet breaks. Not just candidates, even officials and other staff, including helps will undergo frisking and biometric attendance.”

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