JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Guidelines: Instructions, Banned Item

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Apr 5, 2024

NTA has prescribed JEE Main 2024 exam day guidelines and instructions for session 2. Students must follow the guidelines as specified by NTA in the examination hall. Students must carry a JEE Mains hall ticket and a valid ID proof to the JEE Main Exam Centre 2024. Importantly, students who have yet to register for session 2 through DigiLocker ID or ABC ID must report to the JEE Main exam centre an hour before the exam begins for verification.

The JEE Main exam session 2 has started and is scheduled from April 4 - 12, 2024. The exam will be held in two shifts: shift 1 will take place from 9 AM to 12 Noon, and shift 2 will be administered from 3 PM to 6 PM. Moreover, the exam day guidelines have been provided in the JEE Mains admit card 2024.

Furthermore, students appearing for the JEE Main exam on Apr 12, 2024, will be provided an extra 30 minutes to complete the JEE Main exam session 2 and must abide by these rules set by NTA throughout the exam. 

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JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Guidelines and Instructions for Session 2

Candidates appearing for the JEE Main exam session 2 must abide by these JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines 2024 and rules set by NTA throughout the exam. Furthermore, there are some added restrictions and regulations because of the pandemic.

In addition, students are advised to arrive at the examination centre on time with all the necessary documents. 

  • All the candidates must follow the JEE Main dress code 2024 for session 2 on the day of the JEE Main 2024 session 2 exam. Shoes that have thick soles and garments with big buttons are not allowed.
  • Candidates need to maintain social distancing, and the conducting authority will carry out the exam in a contactless manner. 
  • Students must stay in the examination hall until the end time.
  • All the candidates are advised to download the admit card carefully and ensure the barcode is there on the hall ticket of JEE Mains. They need to read the instructions properly before appearing for the examination.
  • Students must check the exam venue before to be sure and avoid any confusion. If the examination centre was away from their residence, candidates were suggested to reach there a day before the exam.
  • Candidates are only allowed in the examination hall with an admit card and valid ID proof. The admit card and self-declaration (undertaking) downloaded from the NTA website and printed on A4 paper were to be carried to the exam centre.
  • They have to carry an additional photograph to paste into the attendance sheet. As mentioned earlier, anyone failing to produce those was not fit to attend the examination.
  • Extra or unnecessary baggage is not permitted inside the exam hall.

Q. Is a watch allowed in the JEE Mains examination hall?

Ans. As per JEE Mains instruction, candidates are not permitted to wear any watch or electronic device, including analogue, digital, or smartwatches, during the JEE Main exam 2024.

Also Read: JEE Main Exam Centres 2024

JEE Main 2024 Guidelines for PwD Candidates

PwD candidates are expected to bring their disability certificates in a prescribed format. The candidate must present a valid certificate to the frisking staff for allowing the use of a scribe. 

Following are the JEE Main 2024 exam day guidelines and instructions 2024 for session 2 in case of availing a scribe:

  • Candidates appearing from the PwD category have to mention their category, the type of disability they are facing, and the percentage of disability. They should carry proof of disability that is filled out while filling out the JEE Main examination. Failing to produce the necessary documents may result in disqualification.
  • Students with 40% or above will be entitled to a scribe's service. 
  • Along with the scribe, they must carry their Self Declaration (undertaking) regarding educational qualifications, passport-size photograph, valid government identity, and self-declaration (Undertaking).
  • PwD candidates have the freedom to choose their scribe/ reader.
  • PwD candidates are given 60 minutes extra as compensatory time. Candidates with 40% or above can avail of this facility, whether with a scribe or not. 

JEE Main Guidelines for Diabetic Candidates

An exception is made in the case of candidates who had diabetes. The following things to carry in JEE Main 2024 by the diabetic candidates: 

  • Fruits/ snacks if they need them.
  • Medicine for people with diabetes.
  • A clear/ transparent water bottle. 
  • Packed food like potato chips, chocolate, sandwiches, and other edibles are also not allowed.

Q. Is analog watch allowed in JEE Mains?

Ans. As per JEE Main exam hall instructions, students cannot wear analog watches in the exam centre.

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Things to Carry for JEE Main 2024 Session 2

NTA has provided clear instructions to all the students appearing for the JEE Main 2024 session exam. Candidates can check out the things to carry to the JEE Main exam centre 2024 below. 

  • Students must carry the JEE admit card 2024 and a government-issued valid photo ID proof.
  • Candidates can carry any one of the following ID proofs for verification such as a school ID card, PAN card, driving licence, voter ID, passport, or Aadhaar card.
  • They should carry additional photographs as they need to paste them on the attendance sheet. 
  • PwD students must carry a PwD certificate. 
  • The printout of the duly filled self-declaration form downloaded from the NTA official website should also be submitted on the day of the entrance test.
  • They must carry a blue or black ballpoint pen and a transparent bottle.
  • A scribble pad will be provided to the candidates for calculation before leaving the exam hall; students must hand over the pad to the invigilator.
  • If a student is diabetic then they are allowed to carry sugar tablets or fruits to the exam hall. 

JEE Main Exam Banned Items 2024

A few items are prohibited from the JEE Main examination hall. However, candidates found with the following items will not be approved to appear in the examination. 

  • Gadgets: Any candidate found carrying electronic devices like a calculator, electronic watch/ smartwatch, or mobile phone will be prevented from entering the examination hall.
  • Stationery: If candidates are found bringing any stationery like paper, geometry box, or pencil box, they will be banned from the exam. There is an exception for students appearing for B.Arch.
  • Personal belongings like purses, handbags, earphones, and microphones are prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Cameras, tape recorders, and metallic items like metal bands and kara are strictly prohibited.
  • Any snackable items, like tea, coffee, chips and other food items are prohibited in the examination hall. However, there is an exception for diabetes candidates. 

NTA Guidelines for JEE Main 2024 Examination

As per the norms of the NTA, students must adhere to the exam day guidelines. Candidates can refer to the specific set of instructions for the JEE Main exam, as well as the JEE Main rules and regulations 2024 for session 2 for the examination centers, below. 

JEE Main Instructions 2024

  • All the examination centres implement proper safety measures.
  • Before and after each shift, the centre must disinfect the keyboards, chairs, and tables, including doors and windows.
  • Gaps between two seats are maintained as per Government of India guidelines.
  • Each examination room has its hand sanitiser for students and employees.
  • Each admit card had a barcode. After reaching the examination centre, candidates will be able to find the barcode reader. Candidates have to scan their barcodes and then will direct them to their respective labs.
  • Rough sheets will be provided to the candidates from the examination centre; those will be kept on the desk by the teachers/ invigilator before starting the exam to ensure hygiene. 
  • Candidates are advised to reach the examination centre before the mentioned time to avoid crowding. Maintaining social distancing is very important.
  • All the centres will ensure proper social norms. 

Q. What to carry for JEE Mains 2024?

Ans. As per JEE Main instructions students can carry a transparent ball pen, photo ID, admit card, and transparent water bottle. 

JEE Main Hall Instructions

  • Candidates are advised to fill out the admit card properly only after reading the necessary instructions.
  • Each candidate should report to the examination hall before the time allotted to avoid confusion.
  • Students with physical disabilities bringing their scribe should bring all necessary documents mentioned by NTA.
  • Each candidate should carry 50 ml of hand sanitiser.
  • During entry, candidates should maintain at least six feet of distance between each other. 
  • Candidates should sanitize their hands with the sanitiser provided in the examination hall. 
  • The test takers will be requested to remove their masks and use the mask provided at the centre. The centre will supply each candidate with a fresh mask before entering the examination hall. 
  • Candidates are advised not to bring any banned items to the examination hall.

JEE Instructions 2024 for Exam Day

  • In case of any rough work, the centre will provide the candidate with four A4 sizes of the rough sheet. Invigilators will keep it on their desks before the examination starts. If any candidate requires an extra sheet, they will have to ask for a paper, and the invigilator will provide it. 
  • Each seating area and examination hall will be thoroughly sanitised before the examination starts. 
  • Before pasting the photograph on the attendance sheet, candidates have to sanitise their hands properly and only then proceed.

JEE Main Exam Day Instructions

  • In case of any rough work, the centre will provide the candidate with four A4 sizes of the rough sheet. Invigilators will keep it on their desks before the examination starts. If any candidate requires an extra sheet, they will have to ask for a paper, and the invigilator will provide it. 
  • Each seating area and examination hall will be thoroughly sanitised before the examination starts. 
  • Before pasting the photograph on the attendance sheet, candidates have to sanitise their hands properly and only then proceed.

Download: JEE Main Admit Card 2024 Session 2

JEE Main 2024 Exam Schedule

JEE Main 2024 session 2 exam is scheduled to be held from Apr 4 - 12, 2024. The JEE Main 2024 tentative dates are mentioned below:

JEE Main 2024 Dates (tentative)
Important Events/ Schedule Session 2
JEE Main Exam Date Apr 4 - 12, 2024
Provisional Answer Key - Release Apr 2024
Objection Window Apr 2024
Final Answer Key - Release Apr 2024
Results Apr 2024 (Paper I)
Past Event
Start Date to Fill the JEE Main Application Form Feb 2, 2024
Last Date to fill out the JEE Main Application Form Mar 4, 2024
Start and End Date for Application Correction Window Mar 6 - 7, 2024
Availability of Admit Card Mar 31,  2024

JEE Main 2024 Exam Timings

The JEE Main session 2 exam will be conducted shift-wise. Candidates are assigned particular shifts that are mentioned on the admit card. 

JEE Main 2024 Exam Timings
Events Morning Session Afternoon Session
Timings of the Exam 9 AM to 12 Noon 3 PM to 6 PM. 
Exam Duration 3 Hours  3 Hours
Timings for Entering the Examination Hall To be Announced To be Announced
Invigilator’s Instruction To be Announced To be Announced
Exam Starting Time 9 AM 3 PM
Exam Ending Time 12 Noon 6 PM

Also Check: JEE Main 2024 Question Paper

Guidelines for the JEE Main Exam 2024

NTA laid down some rules and regulations for the candidates appearing for the JEE Main session 2 exam 2024. We have discussed the do’s and don’ts in the table below:

Do’s and Don’ts for the JEE Main Session 2 Exam 2024
Do’s  Don’ts
Do reach the examination centre before the start of the exam. Don't carry any extra or unnecessary baggage. 
Do carry your admit card, and you must also bring an additional photograph to paste into the attendance sheet. Don’t carry electronic devices like a calculator, electronic watch/ smartwatch, or mobile phone. 
Do check if the system functions properly.  Don’t solve the questions in a hurry.
Do check if the credentials in the attendance sheet are correct. Don’t rush to leave the examination hall; wait for the invigilators' instructions.
Do maintain social distance and carry your own sanitiser. Don’t get nervous if the question paper is hard; try and solve as much as possible.
Do carry your own geometry box if appearing for paper 2. Don’t carry eatable items inside the examination hall. 

FAQs

Who has set the JEE Mains 2024 exam day guidelines?

NTA has given the students instructions for JEE Mains 2024.

Is scribe in JEE Main allowed?

Only the candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided a Scribe/Reader at the candidate's request. The candidates can choose to opt for their scribe/reader or submit the request to the centre superintendent.

Is shoes allowed in JEE Mains?

No, students are not allowed to wear shoes to the exam centre. They are allowed to wear only slippers.

Is pencil allowed in JEE Mains?

No students are allowed to carry a pencil, pen or any rough sheet to the examination hall. Pen, pencil, and rough sheet will be provided by the invigilator in the exam hall.

Are watches allowed in JEE?

No, students must not wear any watch or carry any electronic gadgets.

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