Tuesday, May 15, 2012


     For an engineering aspirant, the number of entrance tests like IIT JEE, AIEE and scores of state level entrance exams, take a definite toll on their mental health.
     Thankfully, the HRD Ministry has proposed a single, national level entrance exam called Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) to replace the IIT and AIEEE from 2013 onwards.
     Just as NEET is the national exam for medical aspirants, ISEET is for entrance to the engineering colleges. This new SAT style exam comes into effect from 2013. It is expected to be held either in March or April.
    It will have 2 parts — Main and Advance of three hours each. The Main will be objective to test comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning. Advance will test problem solving ability in physics, chemistry and math.   Around 40% weightage will be given to the 12th board results. The score of ISEET will be used as a measure for entrance to all IITs, NITs, IISc and Technical Universities offering science or engineering courses in the country. Around 15 lakh students will appear for this exam.
      Though it is argued by some that there will be difficulties faced by students who are in the state board, it is high time the government came up with a logical solution to the education system that bogs down students in India. India has the brains and a huge student community but the education system need a major facelift in order to tap this growing, talented student sector.
 http://www.iseet.in/ is the URL