The successor to the JEE and AIEEE for long the gateways to India’s top engineering
colleges including the IITs, will be called ISEET, the Indian Science Engineering
The new, SAT-style exam comes into force in 2013. It
will do away with multiple entrance examinations and reduce the stress levels of
students. ISEET will have two parts, Main and Advance, each of three hours duration.
Both tests will be given on the same day; between 10 am and 5 pm. ISEET 2013 will
be held in either March or April. ISEET Main will be an objective type exam, and
will test comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning. ISEET Advance
will test problem solving ability in basic science subjects. The two tests together
will indicate a candidates scholastic level and aptitude for science and engineering.
A student’s performance in the Class 12 Board exam will be considered, with the
weightage not less than 40 percent of the total score. The combined weightage for
ISEET Main and Advance will not be more than 60 percent; however, the weightage
given to Board scores can go up to 100 per cent. Each state government or institute
will be able to decide the specific weightage it gives to Board, Main and Advance
exam scores. A committee headed by Dr. T. Ramasami, secretary in the Department
of Science & Technology, has demonstrated with the help of the Indian Statistical
Institute that school scores across various Boards can be normalized through a statistical
process. ISEET will be conducted by CBSE. Further modalities will be worked out
by an academic group headed by the director of IIT, Kanpur.
Courtesy: The Indian Express