The examination of the Indian Institute of Technology will be conducted completely online from next year, said the joint admission board (JAB) on Sunday.
To declare results faster the decision has been taken and it will be logistically easier as they have now adequate infrastructure available to conduct test online.
“It has been decided that the JEE (Advanced) will be conducted in online mode from 2018 onwards. Further information regarding the examination will be provided by the JAB in due course", said Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi.
The JEE-Mains is the entrance examination for admission to engineering courses offered across the country and qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced is required to get admission to the prestigious IITs and NITs.
The HRD Ministry had earlier introduced the option of taking the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)- Mains online.
The concept of conducting the test online is not new many institutes are switching to an online pattern as it will help in declare result more accurately and faster.
"The concept was being discussed for many years, but it was necessary to have adequate infrastructure to conduct the exam online," the member added.
More than 13 lakh students took the JEE-Mains this year, with less than 10 percent of them going online. Around 2.2lakh students were eligible to write the JEE (Advanced)