IITs Can Reduce Syllabus, Change Pattern For JEE Advanced: This Can Be The New Norm
Taking the COVID-19 situation under consideration, the IITs of India are discussing changing the pattern and reducing the syllabus of the JEE examinations.
IITs are looking over this as multiple stakeholders and states have requested the changes, given the critical situation that the Coronavirus pandemic has managed to create.
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IITs Discussing Changing Patterns And Reducing The Syllabus Of JEE Examinations
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are looking over the requests of various stakeholders about changing or reducing the patterns and syllabus of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced this year. This exam is conducted for students to be admitted to the 23 IITs across the country.
The changes will be taken up for discussion in the next Joint Admission Board (JAB) meeting, after which, the final decision will be announced.
This is not the first time that the IITs have been asked to reduce or change the difficulty level of the JEE Advanced. In 2018, the Ministry of Human Resource Development had requested for the same because many of the seats were left vacant as students didn’t qualify the examinations. However, the IITs didn’t budge then and decided to stick to their set standards.
Additionally, the IITs have also recently announced that the mandatory marks required for admission in class 12th (75%) will no longer be necessary for admission. This year, the candidates who have qualified for the JEE Advanced examination will be able to seek admission in the IITs, regardless of the marks they obtain in the class 12 examination.
Older IITs Not Open To Making Examinations Any Easier
As per reports, the older IITs are not open to making the examinations any easier as the institutes believe that this will set a precedent.
A senior official close to the development has revealed that the syllabus, exam patterns, and other matters are being discussed as of now.
He said, “There are requests from states to change the pattern of JEE Advanced and make the exam easier this year. Older IITs are not in favour of changing making the question paper easier because if it’s done this year, it will be like starting a trend.”
He also suggested that the students who prepare for IITs should start doing so from Class 10, and any loss of studies for the four months that were in lockdown should not matter in that case.