IIT council with its Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) has come up with a series of changes in the structure of JEE which will be incorporated from the year 2017.
In addition to this, a National Testing Service shall be set up by early 2016, this testing service will conduct an Aptitude test for students based on scientific and innovative thinking. This aptitude test will be conducted online, 2 or more times in a year.
“Based on this performance, about 4 lakh candidates shall be short-listed for taking the JEE. The JEE itself will be on the lines of the current JEE (Advanced) and designed to test the knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; and will be conducted by the IITs. From this, ranks will be issued to 40,000+ students who can seek admission in IITs and NITs based on a common counseling”, the committee report suggested.
Furthermore, IIT has taken a step to decline the students from taking up coaching centers to prepare for JEE. IIT is planning to come up with a system to develop a mock JEE. Students can practice on the same and stay away from the coaching industry.
Keeping the increased number of coaching centers in mind, the MHRD may take measures to improve school education and the method of examination of the Boards. This initiative may decrease the dependence of students on coaching institutes by making the students with science aptitude well prepared till they reach grade 12.
Until all the above decided changes are incorporated, the practice of two tier JEE examination shall be continued. The top 200,000 students from JEE (Main) shall be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced). More than 40,000 ranks will be issued in JEE (Advanced) for developing a better system for selection of candidates. Joint counselling for IITs and NITs shall be continued as was done last year.
The report said that the board marks shall not to be counted for giving rankings this year for NITs, (centrally funded technical institutions) CFTIs etc.