Soon, some of India’s oldest entrance exams such as IIT-JEE and AIEEE will be replaced by a new entrance exam that is slated to change the way students enter the famed IITs and NITs. The entrance test will be administered at the national level and will be called the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET). The exam papers will be set by the IITs and the exam conducted by the CBSE board. The proposal for a nation-wide entrance test was put forward in February this year, after which it was approved by the IIT council. The test will be offered in the month of April or May 2013 and will last for a total of three hours with two sections, namely the ISEET Main (objective test) and the ISEET Advanced, which checks the student’s problem solving skills in basic science subjects. New developments occured in March this year, when the Indian Institutes of Technology requested to have a say in the new entrance examination. Academics say they understand the intentions for the change, but charge the ministry with failing to consider the views of stakeholders in the rush to make changes.
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