Putting an end to the confusion of students amid the speculation of major changes, IIT to continue with their existing pattern of the two-tier selection process. IIT JEE Advanced is going to be held on May 22, 2016. However, this time the 2 lakh students will be able to sit for the exam as against 1.5 lakh for the upcoming year. IIT Guwahati will be conducting the JEE Advanced 2016.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to continue with the existing pattern of boards marks as well. Like every year, 40 per cent weight will be given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score. The eligibility criteria will also remain same for the students, although, those students who have already accepted any of the seats in any of the IITs or ISM in 2015 will not be allowed for the JEE Advanced in 2016.
IIT Council had been mulling major changes in the examination pattern such as single entrance test and weightage of boards marks, however, Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council decided not to make any changes for 2016. The changes, if accepted, will be applicable from 2017.
The changes being mulled in the selection of students is multiple online tests to select top 4 lakh students who would be eligible to appear for JEE. The panel has recommended National Testing Service which is likely to be set up in 2016. The idea is to test the students' scientific ability and discourage the culture of coaching. The IIT aspirants need to give two-tier entrance tests namely, JEE Mains followed by JEE Advanced to get admission in IITs. Pitching the National Institute of Technology (NIT) admission procedure, IIT had asked for single entrance test for admissions. For NIT, clearing only JEE Mains is required for admissions.