From this session onwards, Presidency University might go online for conducting admission tests. Along with Common Admission Test and WBJECA (entrance test for MCA courses) there would be other subjects and courses as well which would soon see online admission tests.
Education minister Partha Chatterjee has proposed the idea and following his suggestion the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) board is all set to take up admission tests to all undergraduate courses in Presidency University. The tests would only be conducted by the board if they are made online.
According to a source from the JEE board, “There is an acute infrastructure crunch. The admission tests will have to be held by the end of June. It will take a long time to print more than 30,000 question papers if written tests are conducted. Hence, it is easier to go online.” The board has decided to set a question paper for all students applying for various subjects. The same standards of the question would be made ensured off. It various sets of question papers are prepared the candidates would not get judged over the same aptitude, which is unreasonable. The questions would be framed by the teachers of the university. The questions would be off multiple choices with auto-correction method and no requirement of physical correction.
The JEE board has asked the university to make sure how many departments are willing to hold admission tests and which are the departments that would give admission to the students based on their HS results. They have also asked for the number of applicants that are likely to appear for admission tests.