The All India Engineering Entrance Examination or the AIEEE is an entrance exam for securing an admission to the various institutes offering courses in Engineering and Architecture. The AIEEE is conducted by the CBSE and tests the candidates in the field of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. The AIEEE has a slightly different format in 2012 as it has decided to go online. About 1 lakh students would be able to take the AIEEE 2012 Exam online while the remaining candidates will go through the tried and tested pen and paper format. A large number of colleges are associated with the exam, the scores of which have a weightage even in private engineering colleges.
Come April 29, 2012 the AIEEE 2012 Exam will be held all over India in about 65 centres. According to the new format about 1 lakh students will take the exam online and can do so between May 7 and 25. This is a new format being tried out in 2012, which indicates that its success could lead to the examination going completely online in the years to come. The computer based examinations are being adopted by the Indian Institutes of Management for their exam the CAT since 2009.
The change in format of the AIEEE means that students choosing to write an online exam will have to cope-up with the new style of appearing for the exam. As an incentive a fee concession of Rupees 150 is being offered by the CBSE. To help the candidates take the exam online a mock server will be uploaded on the CBSE website for practice and an initial look into the format of the exam online. The exam can be appeared for in two languages English and Hindi. The students appearing for AIEEE 2012 Exam can access and practice the mock paper online form December 2011.
The institutes that accept the scores are the 5 IITs and the 30 National Institutes of Technology. The scores are also accepted by the various local government colleges and private colleges in the different states. The AIEEE exam is conducted on an All-India level and the rank allotted at the end of it is an AIR or an All India Rank. The scores of the exam are also accepted in the various colleges across the candidate’s state and thus a state rank is also allotted to the candidate. The AIR and the state rank decide the performance of the candidate in the country and the state accordingly. the main examination is followed by the results which are followed by the counselling round which is organised centrally. The candidates are allotted colleges in this round. The AIEEE 2012 exam is thus a chance to get into the prestigious IITs, NITs or some of the reputed colleges within your state.
The AIEEE 2012 exam consists of two papers as section I and II. Each section has equal number of questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Every correct answer is awarded with a certain number of marks, while a wrong answer attracts a penalty of one fourth of the marks allotted for the question. For all those candidates who have prepared for the AIEEE 2012 its time to revise and go for the final push.