Every year on an average, an engineering aspirant used to annually sit for approximately 15 entrance exams and spend ~Rs 1500-2000 as examination fee. In fact, for engineering aspirants, the months of April and May were synonymous to a long stretch packed with entrance exams.
But from coming academic year all engineering exams will merge into one exam. If everything goes as planned, admission process will become much easier from 2013. Students will have to sit for one common entrance test called ‘JEE Main’ for admission to any engineering college across the country. IIT aspirants will have to sit for one extra exam JEE Advanced.
Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana have already announced their decision to adopt the government’s proposal for their State-run engineering colleges. States and private engineering colleges can also adopt the common entrance test but will have to give minimum 40 per cent weightage to Board results. Several deemed-to-be-universities have expressed their willingness to adopt the common national test.
CBSE will conduct JEE Main. JEE Main will be for admission to undergraduate engineering and technology courses at National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi Technological University (DTU) and other Centrally-funded institutes