Saturday, April 30, 2011

AIEEE Exams Postponed By 3 Hours

New Delhi :  Nearly 12 lakh students across the country were asked to wait for three hours, as reports came in of a suspected paper leak in the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday morning.

The exams which were to begin at 9 am have been rescheduled. Exams will now be held from 12 noon to 3 pm a nd the second paper from 4 pm to 7 pm, a spokesperson said.

For the first time, one lakh candidates from 20 cities in India  were to  take the examination online.

According to a senior official with CBSE, the nodal agency for AIEEE, about 11 lakh students will write the examination with pen and paper and the rest will take the test online at over 1,600 centres in more than 80 cities across the country.

Those taking the test for BArch and BPlan will write Paper 2.

In Paper 1 BE, BTech aspirants will answer objective-type questions in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Paper 2 will comprise questions in mathematics, aptitude and drawing to ascertain skill in illustration.

The results are expected to be released on or before June 7 after which students will attend counselling for various institutes.

The test will be for approximately 26,816 seats for BE, BTech and 936 seats for BArch, BPlanning in institutions across the country, including National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), deemed universities, technical institutions, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi and other government-funded institutions.


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