ISEET in 2014 instead of 2013
ISEET ,the successor to the JEE and AIEEE — for long the gateways to India’s top engineering colleges including the IITs — will be called ISEET, the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test.the new, SAT-style exam comes into force in 2013.
The government will scrap all engineering entrance exams, including the IIT-JEE and the AIEEE, from 2013-14 and reduce the stress levels of students.
Reportedly the IIT council met with Minister for Human Resources on saturday amid stiff opposition for ISEET has insisted on holding the single engineering entrance examination from the academic year 2014, instead of earlier plan of MHRD(MInistry of Human resource and Development) to implement it from the academic year 2013.
Reportedly IIT Guwahati has fully supported ISEET’s currently proposed format with weightage for 12th board marks, while all the other old IITs are still opposing the same, reportedly the IIT council has also discussed a possibility of having a single entrance test but without weightage to 12th board performance and also stressed on giving thrust on the advance test in the proposed single entrance test to prepare merit list for IIT’s.
The final decision on the proposed single entrance test will be taken at the joint meeting of Councils of IITs and NITs , to be held on 28th May.