JEE- A Dream for Aspiring Techies and Engineers

Joint entrance exams are considered to be one of the biggest dreams of many parents and as well as students as an entrance ticket to enter prestigious government institutes such as Indian institute of technology(s) –IITs; National institute of technology(s)-NITs and other institutions under government of India which enlighten the future of aspirants.

Despite the existing JEE modules and pattern have been in present are expected to undergo certain changes in the format based on consultation with academic premiers from IITs with exceptional endorsement form ministry for the higher education department, the government of India. This consideration has begun already in the year 2015 bit still yet to receive a nod from the ministry.

It is put forward by the committee a screening examination online named as national aptitude test which is in hereafter referred as NAT. This examination will be considered as preliminary qualifying examination in order to appear for the joint entrance examination which is for all the engineering colleges and universities including IITs and NITs.

Main notification is that the removal of weightage or marks that have considered from higher secondary education in the previous mode of examination is likely to withdraw from the new format. This paves the way for unique screening of entrance assessments for getting admitted to all the engineering colleges. In general, this NAT examination is set accordingly to test student’s ability on aptitude as well as reasoning questions based upon logic.

This examination is likely to place between a month of October till November proposed for this 2016-17. Further, it is made eligible to students pursuing higher education to appear for NAT examination. However, this NAT examination can be taken place twice in a year which is under due consideration by the respective committees and authority bodies.  

Especially, to enter IITs and NITs the students are expected to be picked based on the NAT score in order to  with restriction up to top 4 lakh participants. It is noteworthy, this scheme is proposed and may not reflect an official status of the JEE which is about to held in the year 2017.


The likely changes based upon the various sources including public domain web pages and office memorandum will be discussed as follows. As per the news report cited in Hindustan times, the current module of the JEE two-tier system main and advanced are likely to remain unchanged for the year 2017 which may affect the students hailing from rural and socially backward class.

According to the newspaper, it has announced that ministry of higher education has now called off the changes in the JEE which is about to commence for the academic year 2017. However, no changes in the selection criteria(75% of marks secured in higher secondary education or top 20% based on the class ranking from higher secondary examination from the higher secondary examination is not called off as it may help the rural students to get more benefits.

In near future, according to MHRD ministry, the syllabus for this examination will be based on the higher secondary level without compromising on class XI concepts in the questions. Likewise, the council of technical education throughout the nation (AICTE) is also probable to introduce common entrance examination throughout the nation to delimit the state separate common entrance examination.

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In the latest reports which suggest that JEE will not be replaced by the NAT exams any time soon indicating that two-tier exams (main and advanced) will be existing as such in the present scenario. Further, there will be a marginal increase in the students appear rate viz., 20k students are likely to take up advanced module of JEE upon clearing the main JEE.


Author: Poornima Reddy


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