The country’s one of important entrance examination is the JEE (Advanced) which is used to for undergraduate admissions to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). As per the latest report from the Joint Admission Board (JAB), the entrance examination will go completely online from next year, 2018. This decision has took by the JAB meeting which held in Chennai on August 21st (Sunday).
So, from the next year the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) will be conducted online. The Director of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, and Chairman of JAB 2017, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, “The Apex Body for conduct of JEE (Advanced), at its meeting today (20.8.2017). 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.”
At present till this year, the IITs conducting pen-and-paper test for JEE (Advanced). The candidates need to mark the correct answer in the multiple choice questions in the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet.
The concern board scanned the OMR sheet by their software to tabulate results. All the candidates should clear the JEE (Main) as first to take the JEE (Advanced). The members of JAB decided this online test to minimize the error which all happened on previous examinations.
In this year, around 2.2 lakh candidates were eligible to write the JEE (Advanced). Due to the increase of seats in IITs, the strength of the test climbed little high from the year 2015 as it is from 1.5 lakh to 2.2 lakh.
The team member also concerned about the rural candidates when the online test will takes place from the next year. A member from the JAB said that “We still have 10 months before the next test. The details of such interventions will have to be worked out.” In between days, they will announce solution for the students who all from rural to face the online examination.