Chennai: The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has taken decision in a meeting held on Saturday at IIT Madras to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) online from year 2018.
“We have taken a decision that the JEE (Advanced) exam will be conducted online from 2018 onwards. There are many advantages in conducting the exam online,” asserted IIT Madras director and JAB chairman Bhaskar Ramamurthi.
“We have been thinking about going online for last three or four years. Earlier, it didn’t look easy as there were difficulties like a number of places where we can conduct the exam. Now, it looks feasible to conduct online exam for over two lakh candidates,” he stated.
Candidates who wish to study in the top engineering institutes have to qualify JEE (Main) paper to clear JEE Advanced test. The applicants have the choice to choose for both online as well as offline in JEE (Main) paper that will be held in year 2018. The decision has been taken by Joint Admission Board on Saturday.
Officials stated that the online examination will help to decrease the printing errors in the question paper. After the protest over few questions in the JEE (Advanced) exam this year, IIT has now taken decision to give 18 bonus marks to all the candidates.