The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, scheduled to start in early September, will be a completely different experience for the candidates this year. As the Covid-19 pandemic rages, the exam centres will not only ensure social distancing among examinees — there will also be a strong focus on avoiding malpractices and conducting the test with minimal human intervention to rule out potential contamination.
This was a big challenge for technology major TCS, which provides the technology and infrastructure for conducting entrance and competitive examinations through its iON platform. “It was important to make sure that nothing gets stopped because of this pandemic, and thus we had to think quickly,” says Ramaswamy. “The most important thing was education assessments, as they all need to have timelines for the next academic year. One has to close the year-end assessments, and start admission assessments like JEE and NEET.”