At a recent meeting of the Joint Admission Board of IITs, in New Delhi, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has proposed to go completely online with JEE Advanced from the academic year 2016-17 onwards. JEE Advanced Examination is the gateway for the candidates to realize their dream of getting admission into IITs. JEE Mains is conducted prior to JEE Advanced and the Top 1.5 lakh candidates in the JEE Mains are shortlisted every year to be made eligible for JEE Advanced for admission in the 16 IITs, IIST and ISM Dhanbad.
With the complete online pattern, JEE Advanced will be made solely an objective-based examination with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Currently, JEE Advanced Examination is comprised of Paper I and Paper II for which the candidates are required to appear on the same day.
It is also important to note that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have also proposed to implement a new technique to facilitate Joint Counselling for admission to IITs and NITs. National Informatics Centre (NIC) will be authorized to implement this new technique for admission and counselling. The joint counselling will be conducted online so that candidates will not have to take pains to go for separate counselling for IITs and NITs.