All India Engineering/Architecture
The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was an examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. Introduced in the year 2002, this national level competitive test was conducted for admission to various under-graduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the AIEEE score, mainly 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and 5 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs). Candidates were ranked on an all-India basis and state basis.
The examination was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination in April 2013.
The examination consists of 2 papers-
Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech. courses and Paper 2 for B.Arch. courses. Students can opt to take any one or both the papers. The questions are based on a syllabus that is common to syllabi of all the state boards in India and the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or Hindi.
Paper 1 has three sections: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with equal weight for each subject. Each section consists of multiple choice objective-type questions, each of which has four choices. Paper 1 has a negative-marking scheme wherein an incorrect answer is negatively marked with 1/4th of the maximum marks allotted to the question.
Paper 2 has three sections: Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude. Mathematics, and Drawing sections have multiple choice objective-type questions and the Aptitude section has drawing based questions.
The duration of each paper is three hours. Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, logarithmic tables or electronic devices into the examination hall. The number of questions and their maximum marks have been variable through the years.