JNU entrance exam begins today, over 2 lakh candidates registered – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The entrance test for admissions to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will begin from Monday. The computer-based test, which is being organised by National Testing Agency (NTA), will be conducted for 101 streams from October 5-8 in two shifts daily.

The examination will be conducted at 358 centres in 121 cities across the country for which 2,34,048 candidates have registered. Of them, 56, 393 will be taking the test on the first day, 72, 455 on the second, 38, 810 on the third and 66, 390 on the last day.

In its statement, NTA said it has opened a control room with two national coordinators, 121 city coordinators and 80 observers for the exams and has started their orientation process. It has also conducted a third-party audit of the examination centres and installed live CCTV surveillance to curb malpractices.

“NTA is also making arrangements for live viewing at remote location and recording CCTVs systems of all the centres at the control room. A total of 5,800 cameras per shift have been installed. To deter candidates from cheating using mobile networks, 1,600 jammers per shift have been put in place at all the centres,” the organisation said.

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