Around 1,100 B.Arch aspirants appeared for the offline All India Engineering Examination 2012(AIEEE) in Chennai. They agreed that the paper was easier than the previous year’s. This offline test concludes admission of around 23,676 students for B.E./B. Tech & 855 seats for B. Arch/B. Planning in a number of various institutions like National Institutes of Technology, Deemed Universities, Technical Institutions & other government aided institutions. It has been known that over 13 lakh students have submitted applications for the test in this year.
The online examination which will be held in Chennai between May 7 & 26, will be conducted under the supervision of Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) with the partnership of Tata Consultancy Services. The CBSE has arranged mock online tests for students in order to provide them the opportunity to understand the pattern of examination. “Students can practice at our free online testing facility from home or even come here and take them,” said R. Rajan, student mentor, FIITJEE, Chennai.
There are many online test providers who offer students necessary guidance about negative marking & time management at the cost of Rs. 2,000 for three tests.
Some of the students are worried to some extent for technical problems during the test & also about the distance of examination centers.
On account of paper leak of the AIEEE in 2011, it is expected that this online procedure of test will bring transparency in examination process. The answer sheets of the students will be available with its application. This has been informed that the difficulty level of both offline & online tests will be the same.