As per recommendations, the ranks would be given to four lakh examinees through which they can take admission into IITs and NITs after a common counselling.

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar is likely to meet with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) members on Tuesday to discuss on the issue on National Authority for Testing (NAT).

Know about NAT

  • The ministry has been working now to set up a NAT to assess the proficiency of aspirants before they appear for JEE
  • The students would be shortlisted for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE- advanced) 2017 on the basis of marks in NAT test
  • On the basis of recommendation of a committee formed by the IIT council, the HRD ministry started working on the proposal for setting up NAT
  • The committee had recommended that around four lakh students would be shortlisted for JEE on the basis of the NAT test that will be conducted by the IITs
  • As per the recommendations, the successful candidates of the JEE Advanced examinations would be given ranks through which they can take admission to IITs and NITs after a common counselling, as per ZEE News 

A committee led by Ashok Mitra that submitted its report on November 5, also recommended to ward off IIT aspirants from coaching institutes.

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