The aspirants who are preparing for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE 2017) may not have to give an aptitude test as there may not be any change in the existing two-tier pattern of JEE main and advanced.
The JEE is a national common entrance examination conducted to provide admissions to several engineering courses, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Engineering (IITs).
In October last year, the HRD ministry had formed a committee to suggest changes to the present joint entrance exam, which recommended introducing an aptitude test. But it is learnt that the ministry, after studying the committee’s suggestion, remains undecided.
The directors of IITs and central government representatives also hold a meeting on February 20 in Hyderabad to decide about the implementation of National Aptitude Test (NAT) in place of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main), but no decision was taken.
The plan to formulate a National Authority for Testing also has been set aside. Moreover, the IITs refused to forego their aptitude test in place of a single entrance test despite being asked by the HRD ministry.