JEE Advanced exam is conducted for admission to IITs, NITs and IISc Bangalore. The top 2,20,000 candidates with positive marks in the JEE Main exam are considered eligible for sitting in the JEE Advanced exam. The eligibility criteria will remain the same.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the qualifying test, which only 10% of all candidates chose to take online in 2017. More than 1.5 lakh students took the JEE Advanced in 2017.
The joint admission board (JAB), which conducts the IIT entrance examination, has announced that it will do away with multiple choice questions (MCQ) and instead opt for short answer type questions that require examinees to key in the correct answers.
The exam pattern will, however, change from offline to online. The decision to conduct the exam online also seems to stem from the error in the question paper and the irregularity in the system of grace marks thus awarded which had resulted in halting the counselling process mid-way by Supreme Court. The counselling process could be resumed only after the IITs submitted an undertaking that no such error will occur in future.