Students seeking admission in Indian Institute of Technologies (IIT) & teachers are puzzled as the Madhya Pradesh state government has sought more time to take decision on the new pattern of common engineering entrance test. According to sources, the state may adopt new system of examination either from 2013 or 2014.
A meeting of the state education ministers was arranged in New Delhi on June 5. Here most of the states had agreed regarding a common entrance test. Madhya Pradesh went for seeking more time to take decision on that issue. This meeting took a resolution that the test will comprise main & advanced parts.
Aspiring engineering students are worried for the introduction of subjective pattern in the examination system held for getting admission in the centrally funded technical institutes besides IITs & NITs.
Atil Arora, centre director, FIIT JEE, Indore said, "The main part will be an objective examination while advanced will be subjective and application based. About 40% weightage will be given to board results while 30% weightage for main and advanced part. To get into the IITs, weightage will solely be given to the performance in advanced section of the JEE."