Monday, 21 August 2017

IIT Entrance to go completely online from 2018

The placement test for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will go totally online from 2018 to make coordinations and assessments less demanding, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) settled on Sunday.

The JAB, which is the approach making body on IIT affirmations, took the choice at a meeting in Chennai.

In the online mode, understudies will take up the examination at assigned focuses where they have to answer the inquiries on a PC as opposed to utilizing pen and paper.

At show optical check perusing (OMR) sheets are utilized which should be filled utilizing pen or pencils and are assessed by machines.

In an announcement, Director, IIT-Madras, and Chairman JAB 2017, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi stated, "It has been chosen that the JEE (Advanced) will be led in online mode from 2018 onwards. Additional data with respect to the examination will be given by the JAB at the appropriate time."

The Ministry of Human Resource Development had before presented the alternative of taking the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains on the web.

The JEE-Mains is the placement test for admission to building courses offered the nation over and a qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced which is required for admission to the IITs and NITs.

"So as to make coordinations and assessments simpler it was chosen today that the JEE-Advanced ought to be made on the web," a JAB part said.

"The idea was being talked about for a long time, however, it was important to have sufficient framework to lead the exam on the web," the part included.

More than 13 lakh understudies took the JEE-Mains this year, with under 10 for every penny of them going on the web. Around 2.2 lakh understudies were qualified to compose the JEE (Advanced).