HRD ministry has shelved its plan to reform the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) with the aid of introducing an aptitude test that would filter students for a single entrance exam for admission to IITs/NITs and engineering institutions.
Government needed to drop the thought after HRD's division of university mentioned that an aptitude test might now not in finding favour with aspirants from rural and semi-urban areas. "We had been advised that the aptitude test will go in opposition to the principle of equity in schooling. Aspirants belonging to marginal lessons would undergo," a legitimate stated.
The ministry additionally tried to persuade IITs to conduct a single entrance test without the aptitude test but they refused. "IITs don't wish to conduct the only test, where more than 12 lakh students show up. They wanted to conduct something like JEE (advanced) in which fewer students appear after clearing JEE (important)," the sources said.
Proposal of getting a National Authority for Testing also has been placed on hold. One IIT director said, "It’s a false impression that scholars from rural heritage would have lagged behind in aptitude test. They are not so just right in language however advanced to urban students." "It is unlucky that it has been shelved even without attempting once."
The brand new process proposed to create a National Authority for Testing that would have carried out an aptitude test to shortlist 4 lakh aspirants who would have appeared for JEE. From JEE, ranks had been to be issued to 40,000-plus scholars who could get admission in IITs and NITs.