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Not even one week is left for offline national level entrance exam, JEE Main 2018. JEE aspirants must be busy in last minute preparations for JEE Main 2018 as offline entrance exam will be held on April 8. While online exam will be conducted on April 15 and 16. With last minute preparations, candidates must also aware of things that they need to carry in examination hall while appearing for JEE Main. The exam conducting authority, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has laid down certain guidelines for all the aspirants who are appearing for JEE Main 2018. In these guidelines, CBSE has mentioned certain things candidates need to carry in the examination hall. For the ease of the candidates, Careers360 has compiled the list and rules for JEE Main 2018 which candidates need to follow during the examination day. This list includes, what candidates are allowed to carry to the exam hall, what they should not carry to avoid being debarred from the JEE Main. Rules mentioned in the article are stringent and therefore it is advisable to check them here to avoid losing valuables or stopped from writing the exam.
Is it allowed to wear a watch? If so which one? These kinds of questions may pop up in the candidate's mind. Mentioned below is the complete information about the things to avoid carrying to the exam centres and what can be carried. So use the checklist compiled by us on this page to make your JEE Main 2018 kit and carry it to the exam hall with no stress for the mundane things.
Candidates are expected to reach the exam venue at least half hours before the examination starts so that they can complete the formalities. The registration desk will be closed 5 minutes prior to the JEE Main exam starts. From the given below table, candidates can check when to reach the exam centre, when invigilator will allow going into the exam hall and how much time will be given to write the paper. Apart from this, they will also get to Know the dos and don’t’s for the JEE Main 2018 exam.
Timings of JEE Main 2018 Offline Exam
DATES OF EXAMINATION
April 8, 2018 (Sunday)
a) Entry in the Examination Hall for frisking
7.00 HRS. (IST) onwards
12.45 HRS. (IST) onwards
b) Distribution of Test Booklet
0920 HRS. (IST)
1350 HRS. (IST)
c) Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/ opened to take out the Answer Sheet
0925 HRS. (IST)
1355 HRS. (IST)
d) Last entry in the Examination Hall
0930 HRS. (IST)
1400 HRS. (IST)
e) Test commences
f) Test concludes
1230 HRS. (IST)
1700 HRS. (IST)
Timings of JEE Main 2018 Online Exam
First Shift on 15th & 16th
Second Shift is on 15th
April, 2018 only
b) Last entry in the Examination Hall
1430 HRS. (IST)
c) Test commences
d) Test concludes
1730 HRS. (IST)
JEE Main 2018 Kit
Make your JEE Main Kit. In a folder keep the following things and ensure you carry the same to the exam hall. Prepare this kit a day in advance i.e April 7 ao that you don’t forget anything.
Things to carry
Tick mark yes/No
JEE Main Admit Card 2018
Photo Identity Card (preferably your Aadhaar Card else valid Photo ID)
PwD Certificate (only for PwD candidates)
For Paper 2, pencils, geometry box, colour pencils, crayons, erasers
JEE Main 2018 Admit Card- Don’t forget the admit card as you won’t be allowed entry to the exam without it. During the exam, candidate will have to show the invigilator the JEE Main 2018 admit card so that your identity is ascertained. Check whether the copy is in good condition. Always carry 2 copies so that you have a backup in case one is torn or is missing.
Photo Identity Proof- It is better to carry the Aadhaar Card in case you are asked for a photo ID. If you don’t have one, then carry any valid Photo ID along with the admit card.
Disability Certificate – Candidates falling under this category must carry the PwD certificate in the prescribed format as given in the JEE Main brochure under the Appendix 9. The disability certificate has to be issued by a recognized authority. Candidates who have 40% disability will be required either to submit a request for scribe or reader or opt to choose their own scribe
Clipboard- This is for the offline exam candidates only. Carry a clean one with no marks or scribbling on it that may amount to cheating and can get you debarred from the exam. Since the desks provided at your exam centre may not be convenient and you don’t want to damage your answer sheet; it’s best to carry a clipboard to counter this.
What to carry if you are appearing for JEE Main Paper 2
Since the drawing paper will require sketching and drawing, candidates can carry the following materials
A geometry box
Colour pencils or crayons
As per last year’s reports, students were prohibited from wearing ornaments. There was stringent security with frisking and usage of metal detectors. So this year it is expected to be no different. So what candidates should not carry or wear can be summarised as:
No need to carry blue/black ball point pen or pencil – This will be provided in the exam hall, only for the offline exam candidates by CBSE. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. Even if you are carrying pens and pencils, candidate will be asked to leave it outside.
Don’t wear watches as they are not allowed inside the examination hall.
No jewellery – earrings, lockets etc. Candidates were asked to remove them last year. Since there is no safe place to keep them, forgo wearing them for the exam.
Bags are not allowed inside. So, avoid carrying them outside.
The authorities at the exam hall will not be responsible for the bags, materials. However it is not possible to go with just the admit card, and photo ID as well as a clipboard. Don't forget to carry a water to examination centre as it is too hot. However, candidates will not be allowed to carry water bottles inside the examination hall. Therefore carry a small bag with no valuables – just some water and the JEE Main Admit Card, Photo ID. Lastly, the clipboard. Candidates can leave the bag outside in the area provided for the same by the authorities.
DON’T carry the following at any cost to the exam hall
Electronic watches with facilities of calculators
Printed or written materials
Points to remember while in the Examination Hall
Do not do any kind of rough work on the answer sheet. Offline exam candidates must do it on the answer booklet while online candidates will be provided with a rough sheet
Don’t remove any pages from the JEE Main test booklet
Impersonation is a punishable offence
Maintain silence in the examination hall
Leave your seat only with the special permission of the invigilator or Centre Superintendent
Do not carry any kind of beverage or eatables inside the examination hall.
Guidelines to follow while answering the JEE Main 2018 questions
Eraser or correction fluid is not allowed to be used in the answer sheet. So mark your answers carefully. You can’t edit once they are done.
Use of pencil is not allowed. So don’t use them.
Fill your details in the answer sheet like Roll No, Name etc using either a blue or a black ball point pen only.
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