Common test for IITs and other engineering courses from 2013

Common test for IITs and other engineering courses from 2013

New Delhi : India | May 29, 2012 at 4:35 AM PDT
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JEE to be combined with AIEEE, 50 % weightage to class XIIth marks A common national level test for admission to engineering courses across the country will be introduced from 2013. Under the new scheme, all aspirants will have to take two exams - JEE main and JEE advanced - to be held on the same day. The aspirant's scores in these 2 exams will determine whether he or she is eligible for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), NIITs or IIITs, or other state-funded institutions. For admission to IITs, 50% weightage will be given to the class XIIth results, while for centrally funded institutions which include NIITs and IIITs, it will be 40%. The new structure has met stiff opposition from students and the IIT faculty alike. What do you think? Should class XIIth marks be given weightage in the selection process for the engineering entrances? On the other hand, a student wanting to take admission into an engineering college need no longer sit for three to five entrance tests, but just a single test will do. So for over 15 lakh students who sit for engineering entrance exams every year, can this be seen as welcome move? Team Meritnation
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