Centre keen on single exam for IIT admissions

October 23, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:33 am IST - NEW DELHI:

A report by an expert committee, to be presented to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development on November 2, will determine whether the government’s proposal to introduce a single examination system for admissions to engineering institutions, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), will be implemented.

More scientific

The Ministry is keen to do away with the current format of students taking the JEE-Mains and JEE-Advanced and replace it with a ‘one exam, one rank and one counselling’ system, which it asserts is more scientific than strenuous.

The Ministry has also proposed that the IITs can be mandated to conduct and evaluate the examinations to ensure quality.

Two-tier exam system adds to the financial burden of students

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