JEE Main 2018 Good News – Diabetic Candidates Can Carry Eatables and Water

Joint Entrance Examination has earned its reputation as one of the toughest entrance exams across the country for its highly competitive nature. The examination is scheduled to be held on April 15- 16, 2018. Admit cards for JEE Main are likely to be released on the official website by March 11, 2018.

Apart from being thorough prepared for the exam, candidates must make sure that they do not carry anything apart from an identity card in the examination hall. All candidates must adhere to the same.

However, the same was challenging for students with medical issues such as Diabetes as they need to take some food like fruits (apple, banana or orange), sugar tablets and water at frequent intervals.

In order to cater to their needs, new regulations have been specified by CBSE, which allows diabetic candidates to carry eatables like fruits and transparent water bottle in the exam hall. However, they must not carry any packaged food items like sandwich, chocolate et al in the center.

The decision was made after conducting a case study on 4 diabetic students of Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Dr. Ashok Jhingan, Chairperson of Delhi Diabetes Research Centre allowed the students to take snacks along with them during the exam. As per study, 1 hour without any food caused a significant drop in their sugar level, impacting their health.

The decision taken by the CBSE is welcomed and appreciated by all the students and their guardians since health is the most primary factor for any individual especially with some medical issue.

For other candidates, tea, coffee, cold drinks and other eatables are still prohibited in the examination hall. According to aspirants, “The main problem is that the exam time is for 3 hours but it’s clearly instructed that every students have to be in the exam hall 3 hours before exam starts due to some registration and security issue which eventually become 6 hours for every students to not having any food which is really not necessary”.

Some strict rules and regulation regarding dress code also exists which was introduced last year by JEE committee for JEE advanced exam. According to this, student can’t wear any full sleeve shirts or kurtas or footwear with heels and shoes to avoid any type of malpractices inside the exam hall.

Another rule applicable on the students is that the candidates are not allowed to carry any type of electronic material like calculator, electronic watch, any kind of paper and mobile phones.

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