CBSE and IITs have agreed to the HRD ministry’s decision for combining AIEEE and JEE into a common entrance test from 2013.

Last Updated: 2012-01-30T07:35:15+05:30

CBSE and IITs to combine AIEEE & JEE from 2013

New Delhi: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, and India’s premier engineering institutions, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have given assurance to the HRD (Human Resource Development) Ministry’s decision for combining All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) into one. As such, both AIEEE and JEE will be merged into one common entrance test from the academic session commencing from 2013.
To finalize the merger of AIEEE and IIT-JEE, the Ministry of HRD will conduct a meeting with the Council of Indian Institute of Technology, expectedly in the month of February. As per sources, IITs have agreed to stand by the decision of the Ministry to hold a single entrance examination for admission into engineering colleges across India. Confirming the news, an IIT Director said that this major step will help in enrolling the best of the engineering brains on the rolls of these esteemed colleges.
Through this union, a joint committee comprising of IIT and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a new examination covering all central government engineering colleges throughout the India accepting AIEEE scores for the selection of candidates. The colleges will also include those from states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal who have agreed to enroll students on the basis of AIEEE scores.
Sources further reveal that over 15 lakh students, including 4.85 lakh for IIT-JEE, appear for different engineering entrance tests in the country every year. This move will help the students to sit for a single exam, instead of taking three to five different entrance tests for various streams. The Ministry is hoping for participation from other states, thus reducing the stress that students undergo while preparing for a wide spectrum of entrance tests for engineering and other fields.
- By Iti Agarwal
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