New Delhi: In a move which will surely prove to be a boon for lakhs of students who appear every year for the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE), the Central government and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have jointly decided to release solved JEE question papers held in last 50 years.
As per Union human resources development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani the move is aimed at helping students and reducing the influence of the coaching industry.
On Wednesday, she had said that in conjunction with IIT council, it has been now ensured that the question papers conform to the Class XII syllabus.
Students will be able to access the results through an app and a web portal.
Keeping in mind the requirements of students who have studied in regional languages, this content will be available in 13 languages, as per Irani.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common engineering entrance examination of objective pattern which is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. It is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests.
In 2012, the IITs for the first time uploaded JEE answer sheets for a “brief period of time” before the final rankings were prepared. In August 2011, the Supreme Court had ruled that examination answer sheets must be made public under the Right to Information Act, as per HT.