One Lakh students to appear for AIEEE entrance online
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which conducts the All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) exam has introduced an Online option for taking the exam. CBSE expects around 1 Lakh students to opt for the same. Both online and normal paper based tes would be conducted on April 24, 2012.
As per the Programme of Action (PoA), 1992 under the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 currently only three exams are conducted, Indian Institutes of Technology – Joint Entrance Exam (IIT – JEE) for admission to IITs and AIEEE for admission to institutions apart from IITs at the National Level and the State Level Engineering Entrance Examinations (SLEEE) for State Level Institutions – with an option to join AIEEE.
According to a CBSE , the computer- based online test will be held only in select cities. The sale of Information Bulletin will start from December 15 at various branches of banks/institutions/regional offices of the board. However candidates can apply online at http://aieee.nic.in, from 15th November to 31st December. Unlike the Indian Institute of Management’ Common Admission Test (IIM-CAT) which is only online, candidates can either opt for paper pencil test or computer-based test this year. CBSE also announced that mock tests will be available from last week of December 2011 or first week of January 2012 on AIEEE/CBSE website for the practice by the students who are applying for online examination.
Last year for the 10th AIEEE held on 01st May, 2011. over 1053807 candidates appeared, out of 1114541 candidates registered, for the examination at 1685 centres located in 86 cities. Approximately, 34311 seats for BE/B.Tech & 1070 seats for B.Arch/B.Planning in various institutions, namely National Institutes of Technology, IIITs, Deemed Universities, Technical Institutions, Delhi Technological University, Delhi and other Govt. funded Institutions were offered through this examination A centralized online counselling had been organized for filling up the All India seats by the Central Counselling Board. The States/Institutes listed below used AIEEE-2011 ranks to fill seats through their own counselling:- West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Delhi Technological University, Delhi and N.S.I.T, Delhi under Delhi University.
CBSE keeping in view greater variety of subjects offered by different School Boards at the 10+2 (Class – XII) level, has allowed more subject combinations in qualifying examination (10+2).