IIT Council Suggests Changes in JEE

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New Delhi: The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council has made series of recommendations which will change the structure of JEE to a greater extent. These changes in the structure of JEE shall be effected from 2017 onwards.

Under the chairmanship of Ashok Misra, the CEP has recommended that a National Testing Service shall be set up by early 2016, mandated to conduct an aptitude test, which should test the scientific aptitude and innovative thinking ability of the candidates.

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The aptitude test may be conducted two or more times a year and shall be an online test. 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 shall be conducted by the IITs. From this, ranks shall be issued to over 40,000 students who can seek admission in IITs and NITs based on a common counselling.

The HRD ministry too has been suggested by CEP to take measures for the improvement of school education, so that students with the Science aptitude are well prepared in the concepts by the time they reach 12th grade without dependence on coaching institutions.

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