In answer to continuous requests from students and parents all over the country, JEE has been postponed keeping in mind the safety of all students who will appear for the examination. With a rise on the COVID-19 cases in the country, conducting an examination where a student is physically present is not advisable. What can the students do to ensure that this does not affect their preparations. Here’s what can be done:
- Keep studying but with breaks
What with JEE examination pattern requiring students to diligently study and follow a self-devised timetable to excel, the current situation has changed things over. With the examination authorities making it clear that they’ll announce the dates 15 days ahead of the examination, students should keep on preparing but with adequate breaks so that it doesn’t become monotonous or stressful. Parents should assist the students through this phase too.
- Digital examination centres need to be looked into
With the world going into uncertainty over the past 2 years more so than ever before, it is essential for institutions to think of conducting even important examinations like JEE completely on a virtual platform. With modern reforms like NEP to transform education, the examinations need to become more flexible too. This will give more leverage to students to prepare and do their best, resulting in better outcomes for universities and future workplaces too in terms of the talent pool that’s available to them.
- Churn out the results faster and start new sessions soon after
The more delayed the examinations are, the more will the new session of engineering get late. Hence, authorities should use the time between to effectively enhance the evaluation system to ensure faster turnaround of results and announcement. Counselling and related procedures should also be speeded up post examination to ensure that the delay in starting a fresh year of engineering is minimised to all extents possible.
Lastly, the institutions should also take definite measures to ensure that students who have been affected by the pandemic and are unable to attend the examination on the rescheduled date owing to the same have an option to reschedule. Given the current circumstance, considering the condition of the pandemic’s effect on the health of students is also very important.