With the government expressing concern that the joint entrance examination for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) sometimes has degree-level questions that a Class 12 student may find hard to solve, the IITs have assured the government that the questions will be of Class 12 level.

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said this on Friday, at a press conference to mark the completion of the government’s second year in power.

She added that such a change would help students who had not undergone coaching at institutes for admission to IITs.

Ms. Irani said the Ministry had talked to the IIT Council about the problems faced by students, like transition to English for students who have had their education in an Indian language.

She said an IIT Pal portal and mobile app was on the cards to help students.  These would make available question papers of IITs and also have lectures by renowned professors to help aspirants.

Source: The Hindu