Govt. to go ahead with ISEET
The Human Resource Development Ministry is all set to go ahead with its plan to conduct a common engineering entrance examination from 2013, but the first nation-wide test may only cover technical institutions funded by the Centre.
At the same time, states will also be persuaded to accept the proposal to conduct a single entrance test for admission to engineering colleges under their jurisdiction.
As per sources in the HRD Ministry, â€œMinistry will finalize its plan to organize a common entrance in 2013 for admission in science and engineering institutions funded by the Central government, if not then for all the technical institutions functioning across the country.â€
That is next year, the entrance test will only cover 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), four Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and few deemed universities.
Ramasami Committee recommended the single entrance, to be called as Indian Science-Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) 2013, bifurcated into two parts :- main and advanceâ€”in April or May next year. As per sources, the examination would be of three-hours duration and will be held on single day. For admission, a candidate must score above 40 per cent in Class-XII board examination.â€œThe combined weightage for the Main and the Advance paper under ISEET shall not, in any case, exceed 60 per cent,â€ sources said.
It will be whole-sole decision of individual educational institutions or the state government to decide on the weightage to be accorded to the scores in Class-XII, main and advance examination, they added.
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