New Delhi: More than 11 lakh science students across the country will appear for the 11th All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on April 29.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the exam, has already completed all preparations for the examinations to be held both online and offline.
According to the CBSE director for special examinations, admit cards to the candidates for the examinations had already been dispatched.
But for those who have not received the admit card, a provisional copy can be downloaded from the official website of CBSE/AIEEE.
According to the CBSE, around 10 lakh students will sit for the offline examination, which will be organised at 1,735 centers across the country on Sunday, April 29 while another 1,64,000 candidates will take the online test at 221 examination centres.
According to reports around 31,000 students will appear for the examination to be held at 51 centers in Indore alone. Close to 26,000 students had appeared last year.
There will not be any online test in Indore.
On the other hand Pune will witness 47,000 students appearing for the exam in 78 exam centers. The advantage for the students here is that 15% at engineering colleges in Maharashtra are reserved for the AIEEE qualified students.
Pune too is not on the list of centres with an online test option.
It is widely known that AIEEE is the most popular engineering entrance exam after IIT-JEE. Over the years the number of both the candidates and the centers has gone up.
The exam is regarded as the gateway to 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) besides five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IITs), central- and state-funded institutions and self-financed deemed universities and other institutions.
Structure of exam:
Paper-I: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of equal weightage with objective type questions for B.E/B.Tech courses
Paper-II: Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing for B.Arch and B.Planning.
There will be a negative marking of one fourth (1/4) for each incorrect answer. The same applies to more than one answer to a single question.
However, if the no answer is given, no deduction from the total score will be done.
The AIEEE online paper window will open from May 7 till May 26 at 22 select cities. Results of the examinations will be declared on or before June 15.