Diabetic JEE Main aspirants can now carry eatables, water to exam hall

Diabetic JEE Main aspirants can now carry eatables, water to exam hall

Aspirants of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main suffering from diabetes will not be stopped from carrying necessary eatables and drinking water with them into the examination hall.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made a specific provision in its examination guidelines for JEE-Main 2018, stipulating that a diabetic student can carry eatables like sugar tablets, fruits and "a transparent" water bottle into the examination hall  

"Candidates (suffering from diabetes) are not allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/candy/ sandwich in the examination hall," the board, however, clarified in the information brochure of the JEE Main 2018.

The  board has made this provision part of the examination guidelines for the 2018 test so that diabetic students do not face any difficulty and waste their time in negotiating with the invigilators for carrying their necessary food items into  the examination halls with them.

"The eatables along with water bottles will be kept with the invigilators at the examination centres. They will make these items available to the diabetic candidates as and when they ask for it," a board official said.

Earlier this year, the CBSE had allowed only Class X and Class XII board students, who were suffering from Type-I diabetes, to carry eatables and a 500 ml water bottle into the examination halls.    

 

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