NEW DELHI: Students appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced in 2018 will, for the first time, have the opportunity to change their answers as the examination is set to be conducted in fully computer based test (CBT) mode.
IIT-Kanpur, which organises the entrance test for admission into the IITs, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, and the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, will conduct the test on May 20 next year. Until this year, JEE-Advanced was conducted only in offline mode.
The performance of over 2.24 lakh students who will take the examination will form the basis for admission to the 11,032 seats of bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree programmes in the 23 IITs.
Sources in the JEE division of IIT-Kanpur said that students who had cleared the JEE-Mains, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, will be trained to use the CBT system for JEE Advanced through mock tests, for which a website was launched on Tuesday. The JEE Mains is conducted in both online and offline modes, and the students can choose the mode they want.
“The online mode of examination is being introduced to make logistics and the evaluation process easy. Candidates who do not have access to desktops can even practice on their smartphones,” a senior official at IIT Kanpur told The New Indian Express. “The examination will start at 9 am.”
If the candidates need to change their option, they can do so online at their designated examination centre. In case of any problem with the terminal, the computer will stop and the clock on the screen will also stop automatically. The candidates will be given extra time later to make up for the lost time as shown by the computer clock. The candidates can also revise their answer sheets.