Post-paper errors, JEE-A to go online from 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • JAB members said they were optimistic that the online version of the JEE Advanced will ensure that there is greater accuracy and transparency in the test.
  • Candidates in 2018 are likely to continue to have the option of taking either the online or written version of the JEE (Mains)

CHENNAI: The IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) on Sunday announced that the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) – which students take for admission to the IITs – will go online from 2018. Errors in this year’s question paper prompted the change, officials said.

Officials said an online test will help prevent mistakes and also avert situations like those encountered last year, when the JAB — the apex body that conducts the exam – reportedly gave 18 bonus marks to candidates who took the JEE Advancedbecause of printing and translation errors in the question paper.

CHENNAI: The IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) on Sunday announced that the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) – which students take for admission to the IITs – will go online from 2018. Errors in this year’s question paper prompted the change, officials said.

Officials said an online test will help prevent mistakes and also avert situations like those encountered last year, when the JAB — the apex body that conducts the exam – reportedly gave 18 bonus marks to candidates who took the JEE Advancedbecause of printing and translation errors in the question paper.

IT-M director and JAB chairman Bhaskar Ramamurthi said printing costs would drop with the online version and the board would be able to declare results faster. Candidates now wait for nearly two months for the JEE Advanced results. “Students were unable to correct their answers after bubbling the answers [fill in multiple-choice answers in the written test],” Ramamurthy said.

“[With the online mode] they can go back and change answers if they want to.” JAB members consider test reforms periodically but they were not sure that they could make enough computers available to conduct the exam for all the candidates at one go, an official said. However, now that more than two lakh students take many exams at one sitting, the JAB decided to go online, he said.
Source:-http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/post-paper-errors-jee-a-to-go-online-from-2018/articleshow/60150293.cms

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