The policy-making body on IIT admissions - the Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to make the Indian Institutesof Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) completely online in order to make logistics and evaluation process less complicated for all. An online test will help prevent mistakes and also prevent situations like printing mistakes and translation errors.
As per reports, this decision was taken by JAB at a recently held meeting in Chennai. A JAB member, speaking on the topic told PTI that the concept was being discussed for many years, but it was necessary to have adequate infrastructure to conduct the exam online.
In a statement, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi Director, IIT-Madras, and Chairman JAB 2017, 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."