The Government has directed 19,500 schools to open computer labs to help those candidates who are appearing for JEE Advanced. These new labs will help them to prepare the examination by providing them the opportunity of taking mock tests, ahead of the online-based exam on May 20.
The mock tests will be held from May 1 to May 15.
This is done in order to equip the rural students for the online format of the entrance exam.
The schools, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which administers the exam, have been asked to accommodate not just their own students, but also those from the neighborhood, said a report in The Telegraph.
According to the report, the letter to the effect was sent by the special secretary in the HRD ministry, R. Subramanian, to CBSE chairperson and commissioners of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya.
“All the students who qualified to write JEE Advanced examination based on the JEE Main rank may be allowed free access to the computer centre of all the schools under your administrative purview to take a mock test provided online by IIT Kanpur,” the report quoted the letter saying.