JEE Advanced to go online from 2018!
The Joint Admission Board (JAB), the committee responsible for conducting the JEE-Advanced examination has made an official announcement that no offline JEE advanced exam will be conducted from 2018, or the second stage of JEE will be conducted only in the online mode. The decision was made after a meeting of all the members of the board, took place.
JEE Advanced Examination
The joint entrance examination or commonly referred to as JEE Advanced is the common entrance exam conducted for admission to IITs and a few other institutes across the country. Around 2.2 lakhs candidates that qualify the JEE Main exam from the 13 lakhs candidates that appear for it, are eligible to seat for this examination. All the previously conducted JEE-Advanced exams were offline where in students had to mark/fill the options corresponding to the correct answers using a pen in an OMR sheet which was then evaluated by a machine. This will be the first time that this exam will be conducted online.
The offline version of the exam has involved a few errors over the past few years. This year especially, there were a few printing and translation errors in the question paper of JEE Advanced 2017. On account of this, 18 bonus marks were given to students which later affected ranks of many students. This may have prompted the board to introduce this change of conducting the exam online.
Online mode of JEE-Advanced
In the online mode of JEE Advanced, students will take up the examination at designated centres where they need to answer the questions on a computer instead of using pen and paper. The online mode of the examination will make the logistics and evaluation easier than the current system. The process of declaration of results will also be sped up due to the online pattern and the students can expect the results to be declared much earlier than the current period of two months that it takes.
It is important to note that no changes have been made in the pattern of JEE Main examination as of now, it will be conducted both in the offline as well as the online mode.
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