JEE Advanced to go online 2018 onwards
The Joint Entrance Exam, JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted online next year onwards. JEE Advanced is the doorway towards admission into the renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). This move is being taken to make the logistics and evaluations of JEE easier.
The Joint Admission Board (JAB) took this step on Sunday, August 20.
Students seeking admission into IITs, NITs and various other centrally funded universities and colleges need to clear JEE Mains to qualify for JEE Advanced. Earlier the online test mode was introduced in JEE Mains and now the same will be in the case of JEE Advanced.
Every year around 13 lakh students appear for JEE Mains out of which 2 lakh qualify for JEE Advanced. All the qualified candidates will now have to take the test online.
A senior official of HRD Ministry said, “The move will ensure greater transparency and avoid instances of paper leak too.”
To make it easier for the students, a three-day training will be arranged for them to get familiar with the system and mock tests will also be conducted during this period.
Various schools will also be approached regarding this to provide their computers for this use.
Another senior official said, “This will take into account the complexity level of the paper while setting the questions ranging from simple to difficult.”
Misprinting of questions papers will also be avoided due to this move.
Objections were raised this year by several candidates over some questions in the JEE Advanced question paper being incorrect. IIT Madras who was in-charge of JEE Advanced 2017 then decided to award 18 points to each student who appeared for the test whether or not they attempted these questions or no. This move was challenged by a student and the matter is currently taken up with the Supreme Court.
The senior HRD Ministry official also added, “IIT Madras will file an affidavit in the court how such mistakes will not be made in the future. One of the ways includes conducting the exam online.”