JEE Advanced Exam Will Go Online From 2018

By Divya

The Joint entrance exam (JEE-Advanced) will be conducted completely online from next year, to make logistics and evaluations easier.

The government had earlier introduced the option of taking the JEE Mains test online, and the JAB has now decided to extend it to the Advanced exam. The Joint Admission Board (JAB), responsible for laying down the policy for the examination, took the decision on Sunday. The online exam will also neutralize the problem of misprinting.

 

Admission to NITs, IITs and other centrally funded institutions need to clear the JEE Mains exams to qualify for the JEE Advanced. More than 13 lakh take the Mains test, with less than 10% of them going online. Of these, two lakh qualify for the Advanced test. Now, these students will have to take the test online.

"The move will ensure greater transparency and avoid instances of paper leak too," said a senior official of the human resource development (HRD) ministry.

JEE Advanced Exam Will Go Online Completely

To ensure students do not face any problem in taking the test online, provision for three-day training will be made where they will be allowed to take mock tests and operate the system.Schools will also be advised to provide an opportunity to the students so that they can use the computers.

According to a senior official, a decision has also been taken to design the question paper scientifically. "This will take into account the complexity level of the paper while setting the questions ranging from simple to difficult," said a senior official.

This year, several candidates had raised objections over some questions in both the papers of JEE Advanced exam being incorrect. Following this, IIT Madras had decided to award 18 bonus marks to all the students appearing in the examination, irrespective of whether they had attempted the questions. This was challenged by a student and the matter was taken up in the Supreme Court.

"IIT Madras will file an affidavit in the court how such mistakes will not be made in the future. One of the ways includes conducting the exam online," added the HRD official.

Also read: CBSE Initiative Helping Girl Students Crack IIT Exam

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