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 test for admission to IITs/NITs and engineering institutions.
Government needed to drop the suggestion after HRD's division of university pointed out that an aptitude test might no longer find favour with students from rural and semi-urban backgrounds. "We have been advised that the aptitude test will go towards the principle of equity in education. Scholars belonging to marginal classes would suffer," a legitimate mentioned.
The ministry additionally tried to convince IITs to behavior a single entrance scan without the aptitude test but they refused. "IITs do not wish to habits the one test, where greater than 12 lakh students show up. They desired to behavior something like JEE (evolved) where fewer scholars show up after clearing JEE (primary)," the source stated.
Idea of having a National Authority for Testing out also has been put on hold. One IIT director stated, "It’s a false impression that aspirants from rural background would have lagged behind in aptitude test. They are not so excellent in language but superior to city students." "It’s unfortunate that it has been shelved even without trying as soon as."
The brand new approach proposed to create a National Authority for trying out that might have performed an aptitude test to shortlist 4 lakh students who would have seemed for JEE. From JEE, ranks have been to be issued to 40,000-plus aspirants who could get admission in IITs and NITs.