IIT Directors To Discuss Possibility of Online JEE

As per TOI report, IIT directors are meeting on Friday to consider the feasibility of taking the Joint Engineering Entrance Test online. The idea of holding a meeting is just to discuss the pros and cons of conducting IITJEE as an online exam. The All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made it’s online debut last year; limited number of students (100,000) was allowed to schedule the test in the online mode. To promote the online mode and encourage students; CBSE has reduced the fee for students who opt for online mode, this year AIEEE 2012 is slated to be held on 29th April, 2012 (Sunday) offline mode and the online mode will be held during 7th May to 26 th May, 2012.

IITs too might consider the same strategy of allowing limited number of students to take the test and a year later they might do it in a mass scale. Sources indicated that ETS the examination conducting body for GRE & TOEFL will be demoing the online version or structure of IITJEE.

IITJEE 2012 will be held on April 8, 2012 (Sunday). There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. From next year onwards IITJEE will have a minimum subject wise cutoffs, experts had a debate about the selection process of IITs; a new test format for IITJEE is likely to come up in the near future on the grounds of SAT and ex alumni started a protest campaign to prevent any change to IITJEE.

Also this year the application fee of IITJEE 2012 for girl students has been waived off but for boys the fee has been raised by Rs 800, you can read other changes made to IITJEE 2012 here.

What do you think? Reading all these do you think IITs are moving in a good direction or was the old system too good to resist. Share your thoughts!

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