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JEE Main 2018: Apples, Sugar Tablets, Water Allowed for Diabetic Examinees; Read On to Know More

However, the candidates are not allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate / candy / sandwich in the examination hall.’

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Updated:December 4, 2017, 6:16 PM IST
JEE Main 2018: Apples, Sugar Tablets, Water Allowed for Diabetic Examinees; Read On to Know More
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Amidst strict dress code barring candidates to wear full sleeve shirts, shoes, accessories, brooches, etc to the JEE Main & Advanced examination halls, CBSE has allowed diabetic examinees to carry sugar tablets, fruits and transparent water bottle in the examination room.

In the official Information Bulletin released by the Board for JEE Main 2018 Examination earlier, CBSE has outlined, ‘The candidates, suffering from diabetes, are allowed to carry into the examination hall the eatables like sugar tablets / fruits (like banana / apple / orange) and transparent water bottle. However, the candidates are not allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate / candy / sandwich in the examination hall.’

This is a relieving step for Diabetic candidates who can feel serious health repercussions due to continuous sitting and non-availability of food for 3 hours at a stretch. Also, experts are of the view that it takes more than 3 hours for the candidates to be without food during JEE Mains, Advanced or other competitive exams. The process of check-in, then verification, security check, finding the exam room, locating their seat, etc takes around 5-6 hours including the duration of the exam.

However, CBSE has barred beverages like tea, coffee, cold drinks in the examination hall and smoking and eating is strictly prohibited during the exam time.

What is allowed inside the Examination Hall?

1. Candidates are advised to carry their Admit Card, Identity proof and PwD category certificate.

2. Candidates of Architecture, are allowed to bring their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and color pencils or crayons for the Aptitude Test.

3. A blank cardboard or clip board is allowed.

4. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

5. Candidates are not required to bring ball point pens and the same is supplied by the examination authority at the examination hall.

What is not allowed inside the Examination Hall?

Candidates are not allowed to carry calculators, Docu Pen, slide rules, log tables, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device. If any such device is caught, it can be seized immediately by the invigilator.

The Repercussions?

The repercussions of carrying anything that is not allowed or getting caught while engaging in any malpractice can get the candidate barred not for the current exam but for future JEE exams as well.

Candidates can read in detail through the Information Bulletin here:


About JEE Main 2018:

CBSE is scheduled to conduct JEE Mains 2018 Examination on 8th April 2018 in Pen and Paper mode, while the Computer Based Test will be conducted on 15th and 16th April 2018 across the country for candidates seeking admissions to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs). The application process for JEE Main 2018 has just begun last week on 1st December 2017 and interested candidates must apply on or before 1st January 2018.

Read more here:


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| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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