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JEE Advanced 2018 goes digital

JEE Advanced will move to a fully electronic platform this year. All the candidates will need to type in their answers on computers. This pattern is similar to the Common Admission Test (CAT) for IIMs. The JEE advanced exam is scheduled on May 20. The candidates will also have to compulsorily submit the papers on which do the rough work & calculations.

There is a big challenge to determine the rank where two or more candidates have the same score. In this case, students with the least negative marks will be ranked higher than others with the same score. But what if If there is a tie? In the case of a tie, the marks in mathematics, and then physics, will be considered. The decision to switch over to a computer-based exam follows the observation that an overwhelming majority of students who clear the first round, IIT-JEE (Main), and appear for IIT-JEE (Advanced) are familiar to the computer at school or coaching centres. The shift to computers will also give candidates the option of seeing a question in either Hindi or English.

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