IIT JEE from 2013 will be conducted twice a year
Apparently MHRD minister Kapil Sibal is trying hard to bring big changes in the way entrance examinations are held in India, especially with ISEET (ISEET is renamed back to IIT JEE) and NEET.
It is already reported that from 2013 the earlier pattern of IIT JEE is scrapped and AIEEE examination is totally scrapped , but there will be one test JEE which will constitute of Main and Advanced test with 40% weightage to the 12th board performance (The exact formula to calculate the percentages is already developed by Statistical I)
Reportedly now MHRD has decided to conduct JEE twice a year once in November/December and then in April/May starting from academic year 2013, the move is apparently to decrease pressure on students , as there will be a single exam in place of IIT JEE and AIEEE and students might loose one year if they don’t do well in the JEE if it were held only once in a year.
It is also reported earlier that MHRD is also thinking about allowing engineering aspirants to take multiple attempts at 12th board examinations in a bid to remove stress from students.