Common engineering entrance test from 2013-2014, Common entrance examination for engineering colleges from 2013

Common engineering entrance test from 2013-2014, Common entrance examination for engineering colleges from 2013

The government will scrap all engineering entrance exams from 2013-14. Currently, various state boards and institutions, including the IITs, conduct more than 150 entrance exams every year. The government decided to dump all such exams including the IIT-JEE and the AIEEE at a meeting of IIT Council and officials from the ministry of human resource development (HRD). Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal chaired the meeting.

Common entrance test for engineering colleges from 2013

Going forward there will be one merit list. Institutes including the IITs will have to pick up students from this list. The list will be based on Std 12 marks and a Scholastic Aptitude Test-kind of test results. Also, students will be counselled before they choose a course.

In fact, the committee has given various options and no final decision has been taken on which option will be adopted. The marks scored by students in class XII would be `normalized’ through a formula devised by experts of the Indian Statistical Institute. But the experts favored the normalization system after doing a pilot study of only four out of 42 boards in the country. They studied the result patterns of CBSE, ISE, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Boards.

It also need to be bring it out that normalization as a method has been abandoned by BITS, Pilani, and even in the USA. Last year, when a committee on JEE reforms under D Acharya, director of IIT, Kharagpur, suggested normalization it was opposed by many state boards.

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  1. Abhirami October 19, 2012 at 8:51 PM #

    As i will be really good as now there will be no difference between students of state board and other boards like CBSE or ICSE.I really encourage it.

  2. vandana April 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM #

    it’s a good initiative as now students who concentrate on basics will get chance and this will be give a wide no. of students going towards research field.there was a decline in no.of researh fellow bcoz of this mntality that first one must become an iitian then anyother thing. but with basics and new things will get cultivated in minds of hidden scientist who redirected them to iiit preparation earlier. it will help a lot and will be a good answer to powerful countries if our govt. will bring refoms in education system and support every child.

  3. abhinav March 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM #


  4. kshitij March 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM #

    sir wat about architectureal branch for AIEEE der used to be a diffenent paper for architecture

  5. Darshit February 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM #

    Dat’s excellent decision by d government.Now,students will only focus on their 12th standard……will not opt for extra coachings for jee preperation coz sylabbus will be at 12th level only……..this will discrimnite the money earning people starting coaching on d name of jee-aieee preperation……The question was dat if a person gets 95% in 12th,what’s d gaurentee he/she will clear jee?If they get about 95% dat means dat they hav been briliant throught……n will get a bonus wen it comes to common enginnering exams……Thnx 2 Kabil Sibal & his committe in taking in such a decion………being an IIT aspirant,i truely appreciate d effort made by Government……:)

    • paras February 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM #

      its so lame to scrap most difficult under graduate entrance exam like IIT JEE.The checking in boards is not so stringent,so one can easily score good marks out of it..!! Exams like IIT JEE increases the confidence of the students and gives chance to those students who really deserve the best..otherwise majority of the students so called from science background deserve shit..!!
      we also learn much if we prepare for such exams…..

  6. Sanjeev January 8, 2012 at 10:24 PM #

    this will encourage more coaching, more pressure on students
    1. coaching for
    physics , chemistry , maths

    2.Getting admissions in class XI will be a big deal( Money, power )

    3.Expectation Board exam results will pressurize students
    4. Pressure to get good marks in practicals.
    5. Harassment by Physics chemistry teacher for practical marks.
    6. Encouragement of cheating(copying) in exams.
    7Encouragement of practice of buying paper before exams.
    8.Increase expenditure on purchasing forms of various colleges similar to MBA admissions

    So pressure will be about 2.5 to 3 times.
    Expenditure of 2.5 to 3 times.

    Is there any external forces behind all this so that India remains poor.

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