Taking a leaf out of the Common Admission Test (CAT), the All India
Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) is all set to go online from next year. The
entrance exam for Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Technology (B
Tech) will be conducted by an expert agency. However, the board is yet to decide
whether the entrance exam for Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), which is also a
part of the AIEEE, too will be conducted online. The AIEEE is conducted by the
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to various IITs, NITs
and state-level engineering institutions.
Like Prometric, which conducted the CAT on behalf of the Indian Institute of
Management (IIM) on two occasions, the CBSE too will rope in an outside agency
to conduct the national-level engineering entrance exam.
“We have invited proposals by agencies with adequate experience and quality
in designing and delivery of large-scale professional exams on Computer-Based
Testing (CBT) mode for AIEEE, 2011,” said a CBSE official.