|Posted by Soumya Ranjan on January 31, 2012 at 8:25 AM|
Soon there shall be a common entrance test for entrance to IITs and NITs. In the recent proceedings Kapil Sibal, the Union HRD Minister has declared that very soon the national level common entrance test for science and engineering undergraduate (UG) courses will be introduced. The aim of launching national level common entrance test is to draw a national level merits list of students based on the class XII marks and the proposed common entrance test.
After much resistance, the IITs have agreed to join the ministry’s bid to have a common entrance examination for all engineering colleges in the country. This only happened after there was an agreement that several elements of IIT-JEE will be part of the new national common examination. However, a final meeting of ministers will be held before forwarding the proposal to Central Advisory Board of Education for its approval. The objective of introducing a common entrance test is to ease students from the pressure of writing several entrance exams.
Key features of the new entrance exam-
Benefit for Navodaya students-
This format is definitely going to be favourable for Navodaya students. Earlier the number of selections from Navodaya in IIT's and NIT's were low despite the fact that Navodaya is the best performing school in India(In terms of pass percentage) because there was no coaching facility for Navodaya students while other students had coaching facility and they prepared only for entrance exams ignoring class 12 performance. This won't be the case anymore since class 12 performance will have 50% weightage in this exam. Those who focused only on entrance exam will have to prepare for class 12 exam as well.
So be ready dear Navodayans. Prepare well for your board exams. Best of luck ...
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