AIEEE to go online in 22 cities

The online test will be conducted from May 7 to May 25 in 2012, with a flexible schedule for the candidates. The 22 cities marked for conducting online test also include Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Vijayawada and Ernakulam.

“In these cities, the examination will only be in an online mode,” a senior official of the Human Resource Development Ministry said. The decision to expand the reach of online AIEEE has been taken after the Board “successfully” conducted the test on pilot basis in some cities this year.

“It will be a Computer Based Test (CBT), just like the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted for admissions in management institutes,” the official said, adding that a competent agency will be engaged to ensure smooth conduct of the online test.

The candidates who wish to appear for online examination will be given an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the online examination. A mock test software will be uploaded on CBSE website later in December this year in order to give examinees an opportunity to understand and practice the new system.

Moreover, the examinees, who will appear in the online test in 2012, will be given a concession of Rs 150 to 300 in their examination fees.

Many students in the last AIEEE had faced problems due to leak of question papers in Uttar Pradesh. “The online test to be conducted next year is expected to bring down the number of errors as well as make the system foolproof. This will also benefit the students by making the process of taking the exam much less cumbersome,” a CBSE official said.
In order to provide wider availability of application forms, this year CBSE has decided to accept applications for examination through online mode only and no physical form will be sold.

“This has been done to ensure availability of forms through CBSE orAIEEE website at all places and without any time restriction,” the official said.

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