Kolkata: JEE Advanced more likely to be tougher to crack for students who are appearing for the JEE Advanced exam from the 2017 session.
The IIT Joint Admission Committee is contemplating to add one more component apart from the existing components. After Mains and Advanced tests students are expected to appear for the written test, which would be the third component of the exam.
If the committee gives nod to the the proposal, the new segment likely be introduced in 2017.
According to TOI, the board has taken this initiative of adding new segment in order to avoid the guess-work by the candidates, it also force them to exhibit their actual competence of the subject.
"With the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) tests candidates make blind guesses for 10-15% questions without having a comprehensive knowledge on the concept, said a source in the committee."
"We want students to minimise the method of elimination to choose an answer. In order to make the best use of that we expect candidates to write the answer rather than tick a box," a senior IIT professor said.
"In the essay-type section students are forced to show their competency of a concept by putting in their thoughts to develop an argument, the teacher added.
"With over 13 lakh candidates appearing the test, won't evaluation be a problem? Not all answersheets will go for evaluation, said the source.
"The candidates who secures minimum marks in certain sections in IIT-JEE will be considered for the evaluation of essay section, " the source added.
According to source "We are working on to develop a machine-readable answerscript. We need to incorporate changes in the computer programming so that the computer can read the near possible answers and evaluate the answerscripts accordingly."