Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 9:
Odisha students aspiring for admission into top engineering courses will appear for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main online test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) beginning today.
The two settings online exam will be conducted for two days, according to a CBSE notification. First sitting will be conducted in the morning 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, while second sitting will be from 2 pm to 4 pm in the afternoon.
Around 6,000 students in nine towns will sit for the exams spread over 18 centres in Odisha. While the state capital will have the maximum of nine centres for the examination, Balasore will have two. The other centres in the state are Angul, Berhampur, Cuttack, Jeypore, Rourkela and Sambalpur.
To prevent cheating, CBSE has asked the students to come to the examination hall only with their admit cards. No student will be allowed to enter the hall with mobile phones, wrist watch and other electronic gadgets.
For the first time CBSE will provide pens, pencils and other items to candidates in the entrance hall. The Board has also installed mobile jammers in all the examination halls.