No AIEEE from 2013, instead prepare for JEE Main

Clearing air, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) the responsible body which conducts the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) each year has announced that it is doing away with AIEEE from 2013. Aspiring students who are gearing up to bag a seat in NITs, IIITs, Centrally Funded Institutes & DTU must prepare themselves for the new JEE which is set to debut in April next year.

The press release on CBSE website has cleared air, there is no confusion now. Eventually instead of AIEEE Paper I which was an eligibility test for Engineering courses will now become JEE Main Paper I which will be held in both online & offline version. Those students with interest in Architecture Engineering courses will have to appear for JEE Main Paper II in offline mode.

The major difference that is set to happen from next year is in the consideration of board exam marks, 40% board marks will have a say in the selection process at NITs from 2013. Since students from multiple boards appear for such a highly competitive engineering entrance, a normalization method based on a formula will be used.

The selection process at NITs will then become, 40% normalized board marks + 60% JEE Main score. As announced earlier JEE Main Paper I & Paper II will be held on 7th April, 2013 in offline mode. The online (CBT) mode will only be for Paper I (Engineering courses) which will be held in April 2013 post the offline tests.

JEE Main & JEE Advanced paper pattern

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