Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani on Friday said that questions for IIT entrance tests in future will be of class 12 level as students found degree level questions difficult to answer sometimes.
She told reporters that the IITs had assured the government that the questions will be of Class 12 level in future.
“I have got written assurance from IITs that the entrance exam questions will match 12th standard syllabus,” she said.
Irani said that such a change would help students, who had not undergone coaching at institutes, for admission to IITs.
The central government had reportedly expressed concern that joint entrance examination to the IIT had, at times, questions that class 12 students found difficult to answer.
Irani said that the rise in the number of suicides by students was linked to pressure of getting admission beyond class 12. She said that the coaching institutes were thriving because the IIT JEE entrance exams asked question beyond class 12 curriculum, with sometimes questions being from graduation syllabus.