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   Ten lakh students appear in AIEEE
11th AIEEE 2012, CBSE, Mumbai, Nagpur, All India Engineering Entrance Examination, AIEEE, Engineering Entrance Exam

Around 10 lakh students Sunday appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2012 at 1,735 centres across the country.

Another 164,000 candidates would take the exam online May 7, 12, 19 and 26 at 221 centres.

The AIEEE 2012, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, was a three-hour long examination with four versions of question papers, each having 90 questions.

According to Gautam Puri, vice chairman and managing director of CL Educate Limited, another tutorial, 'Anyone scoring 50 percent marks in the paper should secure an all-India rank in the vicinity of 15,000.'

According to Ajay Antony, vice president at T.I.M.E, a prominent tutorial for entrance examinations, "the level of difficulty for this year's AIEEE was down by as much as 10 percent from last year. The physics section was the toughest this year."

Admissions in B.E /B.Tech and B. Arch /B. Planning in different national-level institutes; such as Indian Institutes of Information Technology, Government-Funded Institutions, & Deemed Universities etc can be received from AIEEE scores.

The AIEEE online paper window will open from May 7-26 at 22 selected cities, including Mumbai and Nagpur in the state. This year, over 35,000 seats are reserved for AIEEE qualified students.

AIEEE is regarded as the gateway to 30 national institutes of technology (NITs) besides five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), central and state-funded institutions, self-financed deemed universities and other institutions.

This year many other institutions are expected to admit students through AIEEE. A decision in this regard will be taken by the CCB, which will be constituted by the HRD ministry and a list of tentative institutions joining the CCB will be placed on their website.

In Maharashtra, around 15 per cent seats at engineering colleges are reserved for the AIEEE qualified students. Of the five cities in the state, this year, Thane was one of the cities where the exams were conducted and not Mumbai.
Sun 29 Apr, 2012,10:57:58 PM
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