Joint Entrance Exam Mains May Be Replaced [ JEE Updates ]


As we seen in previous notification JEE may be replaced by National Aptitude Test (NAT) if everything goes according to plan. So students who are aspiring to admission in the IITs, NITs and other technical institutes for academic year 2017 - 18 will have to first clear NAT and after that eligible students who have cleared NAT will be able to take the final JEE Advanced test for admission to the best engineering institutes.

Regarding to this a high-level meeting of directors of IITs and central government will be organized at Hyderabad on 20th February 2016 to decide the fate of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). Currently JEE is conducted in two levels:

  • JEE Mains
  • JEE Advanced

The government wants to replace JEE with NAT which will replace JEE Main to shortlist candidates for the final exam which will be the qualifying test for admission to IITs, NITs and other technical institutes. And the JEE Advance will remains as it is.

NAT is structured as similar to SAT college admission exam conducted by United States. And it will examine basic skills of students such as aptitude for engineering as well as other qualities, skills and traits. The government wants to add English to the syllabus for NAT with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. NAT will also include logical reasoning and graphical analysis, among others.

- Published on: February 8, 2016