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Revamp of IIT Joint Entrance Exam format from 2017

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The two stage Joint Entrance Examination for admission to IIT’s and NIT’s will be undergoing some major changes in future if the Centre accepts the recommendations of a high committee. The panel has proposed to start an exam to test the candidate’s scientific aptitude and thinking ability. The panel has proposed the following recommendations for IIT Joint Entrance Exam.

  1. Setting up a National Testing Service by 2016. The online aptitude test may be conducted twice or thrice a year. About 4 lakh candidates will be shortlisted for the JEE to be conducted by IIT’s.
  2. The proposed JEE will be along the lines to current JEE advanced and it will be designed to test the candidate’s knowledge in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  3. The panel has asked the IITs to create a system to develop mock tests which will help students to prepare for the JEE on their own., rather than depending on Coaching Institutes
  4. There is the possibility of developing a Massive Open Online Courses platform which will wean the students away from coaching institutes.
  5. Measures will be taken to improve the school education and board examinations so that the students with science aptitude are prepared well by the time they reach Class XII.
  6. Fine adjustments will be made in the current system. The JEE 2016 will have an enhanced intake of 1.5 to 2 lakh candidates into the JEE advanced. The weightage of board marks will not be considered in the JEE advanced 2016.

Also See JEE Advanced 2016 – New Official Website and Imp Changes

The above recommendations have been proposed by The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP), headed by former IIT Bombay director Ashok Misra. The existing two-tier JEE is set to continue in 2016 and 2017. The HRD ministry will consider the opinion of stakeholders before taking any decision on the panel’s recommendations.

 

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