Monday, April 28, 2008
All India Engineering Entrance Examination
Around nine lakh candidates appeared for the All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination-2008 at 1,299 centres on Sunday.This year saw an increase of around 220,000 candidates for AIEEE.The examinations were at two centres outside India — in Riyadh and Dubai. AIEEE is held for admission to 20 National Institutes of Technology and some deemed universities.As many as 863,000 students were registered for examination — 858,000 for B. E./ B. Tech. and 48,000 for B. Architecture/ B. Planning.Selected candidates as per ranking get an opportunity to take admission in the national institutes of technology (NITs), 13 deemed universities and four Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Allahabad, Gwalior, Guwahati and Hyderabad. The applicative questions, including paragraph questions, are comprehension type, while the assertion reasoning type questions test students on logic.