The students appeared for the examination in 26 different centres spread across seven cities in the state. The examinations were held in two sittings, from 9 AM to 12 noon and 3 pm to 6 pm.
As many as 38,236 students will be appearing for the examination in the state. The examination will continue till September 6, 2020.
“Best wishes to all students appearing for #JEEMain2020 during this challenging time. May you all be successful and come through with flying colours,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished through a twitter post.
Anjan Mirdha, a student from Nabrangpur who appeared the JEE Main for architect said paper was not very tough. About the fear of infection of the virus, Mirdha said, “Covid-19 can be cured but cannot afford to lose an academic year.”
Rashmita Tuda, another candidate from Keonjhar said, “It was a unique experience as all students and invigilators wore masks and used sanitiser. Our temperature was checked at the entrance and one seat was kept vacant between two students.”