JEE Advance 2018: The date for the Joint Entrance Examination 2018 has been announced by the Joint Admission Board. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur will be conducting the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced examination on May 20 next year. The JEE cell at IIT Kanpur is in the process of finalizing the events required for conducting the examination, according to an Amar Ujala report. In addition, the entrance examination for admission to the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) will go completely online from next year. 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.”
JAB is the policy-making body on IIT admissions. According to Indian Express, the Human Resource and Development Ministry had earlier introduced the option of taking the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)- Mains online. While the date of the JEE Advance examination has been revealed, the JEE Main examination date is still not known. The report states that the date will be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education by the end of this year.
JEE (Advanced) is conducted by any zonal IIT in rotation each year. While IIT-Kanpur will be conducting the examination next year, IIT Madras conducted the exam this year. Over 11 lakh candidates appeared for the JEE Main exam this year of which, out of which 2.21 lakh qualified for JEE Advanced. JEE is the only examination with which students can grab a seat in the 23 prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).