Should JEE Main and JEE Advanced be merged?



Do you think JEE Main and JEE Advanced should be merged?


Admission to NITs should be only through JEE Main (not board marks)?


JEE Advanced should not require students to qualify JEE Main; i.e. it should be a separate exam.

As per latest news:

Admissions to the NITs from next year could be based entirely on JEE-Main scores, with a government-appointed panel likely to recommend scrapping of weightage given to marks obtained in board examinations.

“We would be recommending scrapping of weightages given to board marks” Director of IIT Bombay and a member of the panel, Devang Khakhar, has said.

A final decision on the issue could come early next month when HRD Minister Smriti Irani chairs a meeting of the NIT council, which would take a call on the committee’s recommendations.

As per the existing policy, 40 per cent weightage is given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score for admission to a National Institute of Technolgy (NITs).

Official sources said the committee took into account several factors while deciding on its recommendations that included delays witnessed this year in the common counselling for admissions to the IITs and NITs.

What do you have to say about the new engineering entrance exam replacing JEE Main and Advanced?


  • A single test for all engineering students(most of them) will decrease the hassles of applying separately for different institutes.
  • For aspirants belonging to poorer backgrounds this may be a boon as their chances of getting into IITs increases drastically.
  • Exam pressure will decrease (if you feel less exams = less pressure)
  • Counselling process will certainly be hassle free. It will be easier to sit for the counselling and procedures will be smooth.


  • Pressure will inrease on students(If you think only one exam will mean more pressure to perform well)
  • No second chances( Last year there were few students who scored less than 150 in mains but still qualified for Advanced)
  • New paper pattern: No one knows how and what will be the new paper pattern. Also last year we saw CBSE coming up with a ridiculous formula for normalising Boards marks.
  • Conducting one exam all over India will lead to errors and other discrepancies. This year in Mumbai CET was scrapped and many students complained that they lost 15 to 25 minutes due to inefficiency in their centres while distributing Mains paper.
  • Also how the online exam will be normalised is beyond me. As IITs believe in same question paper for everyone. So, maybe they will scrap online exams altogether

At last it won’t matter much. The ones who will study will get in, the ones who don’t will stay out. It is as simple as that. But before implementing any new pattern everyone should be consulted. We are just seeing what happened in DU when suddenly course structure was changed. Also everything should be looked into before taking such a drastic step.


The much awaited JEE Main 2016 brochure is finally been released. Now you can know all about JEE Main 2016 here -


JEE Main 2016 Application Form have finally been released now. Candidates can now apply from here

The last date to applying for JEE Main 2016 is - 31.12.2015