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Entrance Exam News Alert August 31, 2015

Latest Entrance Exam News Alert for today (Aug. 31)


Maharashtra to conduct Single Entrance Test for Engineering and Medical Admission 2016

The government resolution for MHT-CET was finally issued by the state government on Saturday according to which Maharashtra state’s engineering and medical colleges will be based on students’ scores in a single common entrance test.

Highlights of MH-CET resolution

  • The pattern of entrance test will go back to the one followed till 2012
  • According to the notification, no weightage will be given to class XII marks for engineering admissions as it was done in the last two years.
  • Physics and chemistry will be a common subject for all students, biology marks will be considered for admissions to health science courses and mathematics will be considered for engineering aspirants.

Difference in opinion

Students are quite happy with the government resolution and feeling relief but one the other hand Junior college teachers are not happy with the decision, as students may not give equal importance to their class XII board examination as they use to give earlier.

High Court directs CBSE and IISC to allow Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) students to appear in JEE and KVYP

THe Karnataka High Court has directed CBSE and IISc to allow students holding overseas citizenship of India (OCI) card to apply for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowships. “The petitioners are permitted to appear for JEE-2015 conducted by the CBSE, KVPY examinations and CET conducted by the IISc and Karnataka Examination Authority, and apply in IITs under the general quota,” Justice Malimath said in the order. reports IE

No Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) in Punjab this year – Government to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into JBT colleges

The Punjab education department has decided to do away with Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted prior to recruitment into government service and will now introduce the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into JBT colleges. The Punjab Education Daljit Singh Cheema was of the view that the TET had failed to serve the desired purpose while the JBT colleges kept mushrooming all over the state and even outside without maintaining a certain standard of education. Cheema told HT that these colleges were producing a large number of unemployed aspiring teachers every year of whom only 10% were able to clear the TET which is pre-condition for entry into government service.He said the purpose of starting an entrance test would be to check the intelligence as well as their aptitude for teaching at the time of being admitted into JBT colleges rather than testing it at a later stage. Cheema said about 12,000 vacancies of teachers were lying vacant in schools. The department had moved the file to fill 12,000 posts of teachers at primary and secondary level schools. He said almost all eligible candidates who had cleared the TET would get the jobs.


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