The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will go completely online from 2018. The Joint Admission Board (JAB), which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions, took the decision at a meeting in Chennai yesterday. In a statement, IIT-Madras Director and JAB Chairman Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said it has been decided that the JEE Advanced will be conducted in online mode from 2018 onwards.
Union Human Resource Development Ministry had earlier introduced the option of taking the JEE-Mains online. The JEE-Mains is the entrance examination for admission to engineering courses offered across the country and a qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced which is required for admission to the prestigious IITs and NITs.