AIEEE (All-India engineering entrance exam) 2012 saw a total of close to 11 lakhs students appearing for the offline test on 29th April, 2012. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed that approximately 10 lakh students appeared for the offline paper based test held across 1,735 centers all over India. Online version of the test will witness 1,64,000 students across 221 examination centers in 22 cities across India.
This year CBSE had a greater emphasis on small cities for conducting offline tests which was reflected in the list of examination centers. The thought behind this emphasis was to attract more students from Tier-1 cities to take the newly introduced online examinations.
In 2011, 10.5 lakh students appeared for both offline and online mode for AIEEE across tests held in 86 cities, as per CBSE. Approximately, 34311 seats for BE/B.Tech and 1070 seats for B.Arch/B.Planning in various institutions, namely National Institutes of Technology, IIITs, Deemed Universities, Technical Institutions, Delhi Technological University, Delhi and other Govt. funded Institutions were offered through this examination. Also, a centralized online counseling had been organized for filling up the All India seats by the Central Counselling Board.
This year the number of institutions, looking to admit students through AIEEE, may increase. However, the final list of institutes will be release by Central Counselling Board after result is declared for AIEEE 2012.
As per various newspapers, AIEEE 2012, the offline version of which was conducted here on Sunday, was a easier examination compared to the last year 2011.
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