The Joint Admissions Board (JAB) of prestigious IITs in India, is planning to introduce sweeping changes in JEE Advanced 2020 format this year with an aim to reduce stress among IIT aspirants in the backdrop of academic schedule taking a hit due to outbreak of coronavirus and subsequent lockdown since March this year.
The central government has recently decided to hold JEE Advanced 2020 on September 27.
Normally, JEE Advanced will be held in two papers (Paper I and Paper II) in online mode. Paper I will be conducted in the morning session from 9 am to 12 noon and Paper-II on the same day from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
But this year, the JAB is planning to scrap Paper-II and conduct exam only for Paper-I in the morning session to de-stress students who are disturbed due to corona situation.
The JAB is holding a crucial meeting on July 17, 2020, Friday to discuss on this issue and take a decision.
Among other things, the JAC is expected to discuss in the meeting include scrapping of minimum 75% marks rule in Class XII board exams and reduction of JEE Advanced syllabus with an aim to de-stress students appearing for JEE Advanced this year.