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HRD Ministry in favor of Single Entrance Test for Engineering Colleges

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: October 26, 2015 04:27 pm IST
Ministry of Human Resource Development is trying to clear the way to establish ‘one exam, one rank, one counselling’ for the admissions in engineeri
HRD Ministry in favor of Single Entrance Test for Engineering Colleges

Ministry of Human Resource Development is trying to clear the way to establish ‘one exam, one rank, one counselling’ for the admissions in engineering institutes like IITs/NITs/IISERs. The committee is going to submit the reports in the first week of November, the decision to make a report was taken in the IIT Council meet earlier this month.

According to a report published by a newspaper, the ministry is trying to convince IITs for conducting the single test so that the quality does not deteriorate. The step is taken to create an exam paper where right balance of questions which are both knowledge based and analytical so that there are lesser stress on the students.

The initiative is likely to curb the mushrooming coaching industries that are putting huge financial pressure on students and parents due to multiple examination patterns. The students giving engineering entrance test now undergo two kinds of coaching one for NIT and other engineering colleges and advanced coaching for IITs.

Pitching the National Institute of Technology (NIT) admission procedure, IIT asked for single entrance test for admissions. For NIT, clearing only JEE Mains is required for admissions. The aspirants, currently, need to give two-tier entrance tests namely, JEE Mains followed by JEE Advanced to get admission in IITs.

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