The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is an examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. Introduced in the year 2002, this national level competitive test is for admission to various under-graduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the AIEEE score, including 30 prestigious National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Candidates are ranked on an all-India basis and also according to their position in state.Thus, they have an All India Rank (AIR) and a state rank (SR).
Students opting for B.Arch are tested in mathematics and an aptitude test. Students opting for B.Tech are tested in physics, mathematics and chemistry. The duration is 3 hours but maximum marks and the number of questions vary every year. Equal weight is given to all the three sections.