Confusions over changes in the JEE exam pattern has been resolved as IIT decided to continue with the existing pattern of the two-tier selection process.
IIT JEE Advanced is going to be held on May 22, 2016, conducted by IIT Guwahati. However, this time 2 lakh students are expected to appear for the exam as against 1.5 lakh for the upcoming year.
While the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to continue with the existing pattern of boards marks as well.
Like earlier 40 per cent weight will be given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score.
The eligibility criteria will also remain the same for the students. Those students who have already accepted any of the seats in any of the IITs or ISM in 2015 will not be allowed for the JEE Advanced in 2016.
IIT Council was planning to introduce major changes in the examination pattern such as single entrance test and weightage of boards marks.
Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council decided not to make any changes for 2016. The changes, if accepted, will be applicable from 2017.