To get into country's premier Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) a committee has suggested the JEE Advanced test (Final round) to be conducted through mobile phones.
The proposal of conducting the gruelling round came up to reform the Advanced test round. In a recent meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) and will now this suggestion will be taken up by the IIT Council (The Apex decision-making body).
Aspiring engineering students need to clear the JEE Mains exam before qualifing for the JEE Advanced. According to the official the JEE Advanced test is suggested to be introduced so that the interest of marking logistics and evaluation becomes easier.
According to a senior official, the suggestion also included the formation of a panel to focus on the development and testing of the online platform for JEE Advanced before it is adopted. “There are many issues that have to be looked into before implementing it,” said the official, who is a member of the committee."
Over 1.3 million students take the JEE Mains test Exam every year out of which less than 10% digitally at present. Of these, two lakh qualify to take the Advanced test.
The issues also include lack of computer awareness in candidates hailing from impoverished or rural backgrounds. The report also recommends computer-adaptive tests, which change the difficulty level based on the examinee’s ability.