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AIEEE All-India Engineering Entrance Examination

Introduction to AIEEE All-India Engineering Entrance Examination

The National Policy on Education, 1986 envisaged conduct of a common entrance examination on all India basis for admission to professional and technical programmes in the country. This also solves problems of overlaps and reduces physical, mental and financial burden on students and their parents due to multiplicity of entrance examinations. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is entrusted to conduct the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE- 2008) for admission to BE/B.Tech. and B.Arch./B.planning courses offered by various engineering institutions, including National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Last year 5.99 lakh candidates appeared for the AIEEE for more than 1 3,000 available seats in various institutions.

The Entrance examination would consist of two papers i.e. 1st paper consisting of three parts of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of equal weightage with objective type questions for BE/B.Tech courses and 2nd paper - consisting of Mathematics,Aptitude Test and Drawing for B. Architecture and B. Planning. The Aptitude Test is designed to evaluate candidate's perception, imagination, observation, creativity and architectural awareness. There will be objective type questions with four options having single correct answer. For each incorrect response one third of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

The question papers for the Examination shall be based on a common minimum syllabus drawn from syllabi taught in different State Boards. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi. The option has to be exercised while filling Application Form. It cannot be changed later.

The number of attempts which the candidate can avail at All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination shall be limited to three, uniformly for all the candidates in consecutive years. But , as a one time exemption, a candidate who have already availed three attempts or more will be permitted to appear in All India Engineering/Architecture Examination 2008 as a last chance.

On the basis of performance in AIEEE, separate rank lists will be prepared for B.E./B.Tech. and B.Arch/B.Planning. Score Card indicating All India Rank and State Rank with total marks and marks in each subject shall be sent to all candidates appearing in AIEEE.

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AIEEE All-India Engineering Entrance Examination