Common Entrance Test For Science & Engineering Soon – Sibal


examUnion HRD Minister Kapil Sibal stated that the national level common entrance test for science & engineering UG courses is on cards. (via) The idea is to arrive at a national level merit list of students basing on the +2 level marks and the proposed common entrance test.

India’s pride institutes IITs and NITs have agreed for the common entrance test; previously we have reported that IITs are in plans to scrap JEE and design a SAT like entrance test giving due weight to academics.

However the ministers will have a final meeting before the proposal is forwarded to Central Advisory Board of Education for approval. The CET is expected to be rolled out during 2013 – 2014 academic session; the agenda is to reduce the stress on students by putting them under a common testing window instead of several entrance tests.

Each state prepares students to a curriculum the state board follows in such a case the idea of drawing a common merit list makes no sense. To rule out such ambiguity the council is set to meet Indian Statistical Institute for deriving a formula which will normalize all board marks.

When a similar proposal was made by the Medical Council of India & CBSE to hold a common entrance test for medical and dental admissions several states including (AP, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu etc) have opposed pointing at the indifference in the syllabus. The proposal is now deferred by an year and common entrance test was not a reality this year.

What are your views? Do you like the idea of a common entrance test? Share your views!

Source: Zee News

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  1. please first come with good teacher training program ,test there capacity .other wise financial poor background students suffer. cbse stream has no 2laungage but some state board have 2laungage system,you have to answer this before you take a decision. just test the teacher capacity with an all india exam and publish the report,then think about putting every buddy in the same boat, stress will increase and suicides will increase. only one exam is fine but if that day the child is not in a healthy mind then all is 12 years of education is?.my suggestion is do not change,before you have updated yourself.

  2. before implementing CET, the central government should bring about uniformity in the syllabus of higher secondary education through out India. autonomy should be given to the states for selecting the students based on the marks scored in the entrance and +2 marks.

  3. Central Government always try to tamper State government autonomy and good plans for the state people; Central Government always try to break India’s Federal Structure.
    Keep the exam only for NIT and IIT only, dont try to impose on other state government funded educational institution, Please open more IIT and NIT if u want more colleges.
    Please allow all people to live happily in India, Dont try to impose anything on anyone in the name of one test for everything. Concentrate on corruption which is first and foremost.. Jai Hind

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