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No change in JEE 2014 format, says IIT board

Vanita Srivastava , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 26, 2013
First Published: 00:28 IST(26/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:55 IST(26/8/2013)

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) for IITs which met on Sunday in Delhi to review the IIT entrance test format has decided that there should not be any change in the exam next year.

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While the JEE (mains) is likely to be held on April 6, JEE (advanced) exam is likely to be conducted on May 25. It has been decided that JEE 2014 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.  The next JAB meet will be held in Kharagpur on September 15, which if necessary, will once again revisit the decisions taken on Sunday.

The IIT Council is slated to meet on September 3. The board meeting, attended by 10 IIT directors,  JEE(advanced) chairmen and vice chairmen has decided that next year the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)  for admission to different IITs should follow the same format as this year.

 There were suggestions to relax the percentile criteria for some school boards which had high 20 percentile cuts offs. There was also a suggestion that the number of students filtered from JEE (mains) to JEE (advanced) be increased from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh. These were not approved by JAB. The board approved some changes for next year like counselling and registration services.

Most members also felt that one year is a small time to bring about any change.


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