08 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: While several universities have postponed the examinations to be conducted today due to the Bharat Bandh called by the trade organizations across the country, the National Testing Agency decided to conduct the JEE Main 2020 as per schedule giving a hard time to the aspirants.
Even if students appearing for the examination today were advised to reach the examination venue well before time, they had to confront the agitators who had already commenced the strike at the announced time i.e. 6 AM.
Aditya Das from Balasore, who had arrived at Bhubaneswar a day before opined that the examination should have been postponed as aspirants from distant places including his friends were unable to reach the examination centre due to unavailability of buses.
Pushpita Behera from Paradip, who was attempting the JEE Main for the first time also asserted that the examination should have been postponed as many others were not able to appear for the same.
Aditya Kar from Sambalpur was in doubt if the examination will be held as per schedule. He had to change routes to reach the examination centre but had to confront the agitators, who let him go after producing his admit card.
Bhagyashree Nayak from Balakati on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar also had to experience being stopped by the agitators. She termed it as unpleasant as they did not let her go easily even after producing the admit card and ID-card. She even informed that one of her friends was unable to attend the examination due to the strike.
Asutosh Samal of Dhenkanal had come mentally prepared for the situation. In the examination hall, he found seats of many candidates lying vacant and they had not turned up due to Bharat Bandh.