Student want the Centre and State governments to implement exam changes from 2014,
they have already prepared for IIT-JEE and AIEEE, now it hard juncture the preparation.
After NEET, it’s the turn of Iseet to kick up a controversy.
The Union ministry of HRD has decided to scrap IIT-JEE and AIEEE from next year
and replace them with a single entrance test called Indian Science Engineering Eligibility
Test (ISEET) for admissions to prestigious IITs, NITs, IIITs and other centrally
funded technical institutions. Another significant change is that along with the
ISEET scores, student's Class XII marks will have 40 per cent weightage. The Union
ministry’s decision has triggered protests from IIT-JEE and AIEEE aspirants, parents
and college man, agreements across the State. They want the Centre and State governments
to implement exam changes from 2014, so that a fresh batch of students who take
admission in 10+2 courses in the coming academic year, 2012-13, can prepare for
the pattern accordingly. The state government will take up the issue with the Centre
during the conference of state education ministers convened by the Union HRD ministry
on February 22 in New Delhi. There is also stiff opposition to the proposal to give
40 per cent weightage for 10+2 marks in ISEET, when there is no national common
curriculum for 10+2 across the country.
In view of the Centre proposing Indian Science
Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) for admissions to prestigious IITs, NITs, IIITs
and other centrally funded technical institutions, Mr. M.V.S Satyanarayana, a senior
IIT-JEE trainer said, “Different states have different Boards to conduct 10+2 exams.
The syllabus is different. The evaluation of answer scripts and marking system are
also different. It will be unfair to give 40 per cent weightage for 10+2 marks in
Iseet scores that will determine admission to prestigious IITs and NITs, without
bringing a common national syllabus”. “Let the Centre first create a level-playing
field by bringing a national common syllabus at 10+2 level. Then it can think of
giving 40 per cent weightage for 10+2 marks,” he says. Even IITians are strongly
opposing ISEET saying that “it will lower the standards of IITs, which have been
criticised of late for not living up to the high standards expected of them”. The
timing has also been criticised. Any changes should be applicable to fresh batch
of students. “We are already preparing to face the IIT-JEE and AIEEE in 2013. How
can we change our mode of preparation at this juncture?” asked M. Aishwarya, an
Inter second year student.
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle