The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advanced may change once again in 2014, a fresh document has hinted. JEE, a two-stage exam, is the entrance criterion for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and will be conducted, for the first time, next year.
The top 1.5 lakh candidates from the first stage, the JEE-Main, will be eligible to appear for the JEE-Advanced.
The latest document answering frequently asked questions in view of the JEE reforms has been put up by the IITs.
The 2013 format for the Advanced Exam will be based on two three-hour papers (similar to the JEE so far), with multiple-choice questions. However, it is not clear if this will remain as the format in subsequent years.
In response to the question on the IIT Bombay website, “will the examination structure remain the same in 2014”, the answer says, “No. The examination structure for JEE (Advanced) – 2014 and beyond may change. Details regarding this will be made available at a later date.”
Candidates appearing for the two-part Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) next year will be able to fill up their forms from November 1 until December 15.
Candidates will have to do so online. Successful candidates (who clear the JEE-Main) will then have to register themselves online between May 8 and May 13 next year.
Results of the JEE-Advanced will be out on June 23. The latest document has also clarified that a candidate’s percentile score will be based on all subjects in the Class 12 exam and not just on science stream subjects.
A candidate will be eligible for admission only if he is within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates from their Class 12 board. However, “in case the percentile score is not available from testing agencies… the CBSE score for top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in the student’s category will be used,” said the document.
Candidates who gave the exam this year and plan to attempt the exam again next year will be adjudged on the 2012 criteria of 60% for eligibility.
However, if they choose to appear for the board exams again, then they will be adjudged on the fresh top 20 percentile criteria.