In a conference with state education ministers chaired by Shri. Kapil Sibal it has been announced that the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) will set question papers for the maiden ISEET (Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test) in 2013. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be assuming management responsibility and also conduct the entrance test.
ISEET is a new proposal by Ministry of Human Resources replacing AIEEE & IITJEE. AIEEE is conducted by CBSE for engineering college admissions in NITs, Centrally funded Institutes & few other colleges leaving IITs. JEE is conducted by the IITs for UG & Integrated PG engineering courses for admissions in IITs only. ISEET is also expected to replace all the state level entrance exams for engineering courses.
ISEET will be held in two phases; Main and Advanced examination in 2013. IITs and other Central Educational Institutions were also proposing to adopt a weightage of 40% for State Board marks.
The issues facing ISEET
Certain States raised the issue of conduct of examination in regional languages. It was clarified that the examinations would be conducted in English and Hindi and where States intend to use the same examination for admission to State engineering institutions, the examination could be conducted in the regional language of the State too.
The States of Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Puducherry and West Bengal sought more time to study the proposal in detail. The States may decide on adopting the same pattern for admission to State-level engineering institutions with appropriate weightages as States may think fit. It was decided that the details for the common examination process would be finalized in the next two months in consultation with States.
Share your views on ISEET? Do you agree with the idea of merging AIEEE & IITJEE?
You are reading this article on blog.careermitra.com, stay tuned for career & education news! For regular updates like us on Facebook.