IIT Council Proposes Scrapping JEE Advanced, Allowing Students to Choose Campus Over Course (Download PDF)


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The IIT Council, the top decision making body of the Indian Institutes of Technology. IIT discuss several radical proposals. IIT council is headed by the human resource development minister.

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  • Preventing candidates from viewing admission to one of the best engineering schools as an end in itself.
  • Addressing the insidious impact of coaching (some students start preparations as early as middle school).
  • Doing away with the second-level advanced examination.
  • Treating everyone who makes it through the entrance test equally by doing away with the ranking system.

About Proposal:

  • The proposals is for scrapping the advanced test under the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), passing which is a prerequisite for admission to the 23 IITs, 3 persons familiar with development said on condition of anonymity.
  • Second proposal, a student will be allowed to choose the campus of his or her choice and not the course at the time of seeking admission.

Present System:

  • A student has to first appear for the JEE (Main) exam, the top rankers in which then take the JEE (Advanced) exam.
  • As per proposal JEE (Advanced) should be scrapped and changes made to the structure of JEE (Main); IITs should select their intake from this pool.

About JEE Exam:

  • JEE Advanced was introduced in 2013.
  • Until and including 2012, there were two exams:
  1. JEE, conducted by the IITs,
  2. All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), conducted by the CBSE.
  • In 2013, the terms got changed:
  1. AIEEE became JEE Main,
  2. Exam conducted by IITs became JEE Advanced.

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- Published/Last Modified on: August 13, 2018

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