JEE Advanced 2018 Exams to be conducted in Online Mode Only! – The Joint Admission Board (JAB), the committee responsible for conducting the JEE- Advance Examination has come up with an official announcement that from 2018 there will be no offline JEE Advance examination or the second stage of JEE will be conducted through Online Mode only. The decision was made after the meeting of all the board members.
Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director of Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Chairman of Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2017 stated that “The Apex Body for conduct of JEE (Advanced), at its meeting on (20.8.2017), has decided that JEE (Advanced) will be conducted in Online Mode from 2018 onwards. Further information regarding the examination will be provided by the JAB in due course.”
JEE Advanced 2018 Exam – Online Mode
JEE Advance examination is the gateway to the premiere engineering colleges – Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and also other courses offered by IITs across India. JEE Advance is a National Level Examination regulated by IIT on a rotation basis. For the upcoming year 2018, the examination will be organized by IIT, Kanpur.
Around 2.2 lakh students were eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) this year, with the quota increasing by 20,000 over 2016. The number of students eligible to take the test climbed from 1.5 lakh in 2015 to 2 lakh in 2016 due to an increase in IIT seats. As many as 1.72 lakh students registered for the ‘Advanced’ round of the entrance examination, of which 1.59 lakh up from 1.47 lakh in 2016 took the test for the 10,000-plus seats across the 23 IITs.
As the IIT JEE examination will be conducted Online, it will be a massive change for the students appearing for the examination. One of the JAB member commented, “To make logistics and evaluations easier it was decided today that the JEE Advanced should be made online”. This decision has been made to prevent mistakes like those faced last year when 18 bonus marks were given to candidates who took JEE Advanced 2017 exam because of printing and translation mistakes in the question paper. It will also take care of security issues because there will be no issues for the leak of question papers.
They also said that printing cost would drop with the online version and the board will be able to announce the result faster. Ramamurthy said that students were unable to change their answers in multiple choice questions in the offline (written) exam. With the online mode, they can go back and change their answers easily.
Ramamurthi also said “Results can now be declared faster. It will be logistically easier and we have adequate infrastructure available to conduct the exams online,”
In terms of the JEE Main 2018 examination, no changes will be done in the exam mode. So, students will have options to choose anyone from the online and offline mode. The JAB (Joint Admission Board) has also decided to conduct mock tests for candidates. Top 2, 20,000 scorers of the JEE Main examination will be able to write the JEE Advanced 2018 examination.