Started in 2002, AIEEE or All India Engineering Entrance Examination is a competitive test held on national level in India and organized by CBSE or the Central Board of Secondary Education. Students seeking admission in architecture and under graduate engineering courses in colleges and institutes all over India are required to score a minimum score in this test. Currently there are five IITs or Indian Institute of Information Technology and thirty National Institutes of Technology that accept AIEEE score. The test is usually held in April, while the results are declared in the end of May or beginning of June. Ranks are awarded to the candidates on either state basis or all India bases, also abbreviated as SR and AIR, respectively.
A candidate is required to pass the final exam of 10+2 or must have cleared an equivalent qualifying examination, which is the minimum academic qualification required to appear in AIEEE. Candidates who are still appearing for their exam of 10+2 can also take AIEEE, while the criteria to be followed for getting admission in a university or institute is set by the concerned institution or university. Besides this, an upper age limit of 25 years has been set in order to determine the eligibility of aspirants. A relaxation of five years has been given to PH/SC/ST candidates. Aspirants are given three consecutive attempts to clear this entrance examination.
The syllabus followed for AIEEE exam consists of syllabi followed by Central Board of Secondary Education, as well as all nationwide state boards, which is also discussed below:
- Physics: Law of Motion, Rational Motion, Work etc.
- Chemistry: States of Matter, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Bonding, Surface Chemistry etc.
- Mathematics: Relations, Sets, Complex Numbers, Integral Calculus, Functions etc.
- Aptitude Test: Knowledge of materials, persons, buildings, places etc., along with Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability
AIEEE consists of two papers, out of which candidates can either opt for one or both. Paper 1 is for candidates seeking admission in B.Tech/B.E. courses, while Paper 2 is for B.Arch. courses. Three hours is the maximum duration of each paper. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are three sections included in Paper 1, with each subject being given equal weightage. Objective type questions with multiple choices are included in every section, requiring candidates to select the correct option from four choices given. Negative marketing system in followed in this test, where one fourth of maximum marks of a question are deducted for every incorrect answer. Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics are the sections included in Paper 2 in which questions based on drawing are asked in drawing section, while Aptitude and Mathematics sections have objective type questions with multiple choices.
Eligible candidates are required to fill an online application form made available through a link on the official website: jeemain.nic.in. A photograph and scanned copy of the candidate's signature also needs to be submitted along with the application form. Candidates are suggested to get a hard copy of application printed for further use.