Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on May 20, 2018. Last year, IIT Madras organized the entrance examination on May 21. The date was finalized at an important JAB (Joint Admission Board) meeting held at IIT Kanpur on Sunday.
This time IIT Kanpur will organize the JEE Advanced and other zonal IITs would be coordinating with it. Therefore, the important JAB meeting was held at IIT Kanpur and was attended by Directors of various zonal and non-zonal IITs. The meeting was headed by JAB Chairman, Prof Indranil Manna and Organising Chairman, JEE (Advanced) – 2018, Prof Shalabh.
The decision regarding whether the JEE (Advanced) – 2018 would be held through online mode or Computer Based mode is likely to be taken in next 10 days. The IIT entrance exam is expected to go completely online from next academic session onwards. Last month, IIT-Madras Director and Chairman JAB 2017, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, “It has been decided that the JEE (Advanced) will be conducted in online mode from 2018 onwards. Further information regarding the examination will be provided by the JAB in due course.”
While JEE (Advanced) is conducted by any zonal IIT in rotation each year, JEE (Mains) is conducted by the CBSE. Zonal IITs: IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay. It is likely that the JEE Mains would be held in the first fortnight of April. It would be after this the result of the JEE (Mains) would be declared, enabling the successful students to fill the online form for JEE (Advanced). It is also likely that the result of JEE (Mains) would be declared by the end of April.
The JAB is the policy-making body on IIT admissions. The HRD Ministry had earlier introduced the option of taking the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) – Mains online. Over 11 lakh candidates took the JEE Main this year, of which 2.21 lakh qualified for JEE Advanced.
For admission engineering in 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and ISM Dhanbad, students have to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE Advanced). It is the sole admission test for the IITs.
While JEE Main is the gateway for admission to all NITs, IIITs and centrally and state-funded institutes. JEE Advanced is the second stage of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and only the top 2,20,000 candidates (including all categories) based on their scores in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced. The organizing institute designs the question paper, answer keys, the announcement of results and handles the JEE portal.