Common Engineering Entrance Exam proposed in 2013 will be in a Phased manner
The first common engineering entrance examination scheduled to start in 2013 will probably cover only centrally- funded technical institutions in its first year.i.e., the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology ..approx 15 in number), 30 NITs (National Institutes of Technology), Four IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), IISERs (Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research) and a few deemed universities will fall under its ambit, Reports Mail Online india
Currently, there are around 15 lakh engineering colleges across India and more than 150 entrance tests are conducted for admission to these institutes.
In the First phase, it seems the IITJEE and AIEEE will be merged and will be applicable only to institutes participating in these Exams.The logic behind the common entrance exam for engineering is to reduce psychological and financial stress on students because of multiple entrance tests and give more importance to Class XII results than private coaching.
The HRD ministry is likely to get the states on board before a formal notification on the test is issued next month.
A meeting is scheduled with all state education ministers on February 15. We will try to get them on board. We are hoping that at least the seven states that subscribe to the AIEEE score will join the common entrance test, informs Kapil Sibal, HRD minister