JEE Advanced – entrance examination for admission to under graduate courses of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be conducted online from 2018, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided recently.
JAB – the policy making body on IIT admissions has taken the decision at a meeting in New Delhi. IIT Madras director and JAB 2017 Chairman Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, “It has been decided that the JEE (Advanced) will be conducted in online mode from 2018 onwards. Further information regarding the examination will be provided by the JAB in due course.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development introduced the option of conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains online. The JEE Mains is the entrance examination conducted for admission to under graduate engineering courses offered by various engineering colleges across the country. It also is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced. “In order to make logistics and evaluations easier it was decided today that the JEE (Advanced) should be made online,” a JAB member said.
“The concept was being discussed for many years, but it was necessary to have adequate infrastructure to conduct the exam online,” the member added.
Over 13 lakh students appeared for the JEE Mains this year but only 10% of them opted for the online test. Out of the qualified candidates of JEE Main, around top 2.2 lakh rank holders were eligible to write the JEE Advanced.