Apart from a good score in IITJEE or AIEEE one should also have excellent academic scores in board exams especially in class XII. MHRD along with IIT council & NIT Council is almost done revising the final draft for selecting candidates to the prestigious IITs, NITs, IIITs and other top engineering colleges; it has been decided that 40% weightage will be given to XII marks from 2013.
What more IITs may do away with IITJEE from 2013 and club with AIEEE which is conducted by CBSE for engineering admissions in top colleges like NITs excluding IITs. The new test will be designed in the lines of SAT (we notified this earlier); hence a weightage of 40% will be made to academics as well.
This may hurt coaching institutes who make bucks training students for IITJEE, AIEEE and other competitive exams. From 2013 it is not just about mere passing in the entrance exam, one should also have sound knowledge in theory and concept.
The new test is likely to be imposed on India’s top colleges i.e the IITs, NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities, Central funded and State funded Institutes in 2013, with in an year or two the newly proposed test will be the only engineering entrance exam the Government wants to have.
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