Sunday, May 20, 2012

(ISEET) Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test

Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET): The Common Engineering Entrance Examination:
The Human Resource Development Ministry, Government of India is all set to go ahead with its plan to conduct a common engineering entrance examination from 2013, but the first nation-wide test may only cover technical institutions funded by the Centre.
IIT-JEE and AIEEE — for long the gateways to India’s top engineering colleges including the IITs and  NITs— is all set to be replaced by a brand new test to be called as ISEET -  Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test. As reported by The Indian Express on January 31, the new exam modeled on lines of the international test - ‘SAT’ comes into force starting 2013. The introduction of this test is expected to help do away with multiple entrance examinations and thereby reduce the stress levels of students.
ISEET Exam Date (Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test): 
The ISEET is going to be effective for admissions into the IITs and NITs for Admission year 2013 and therefore is expected to be conducted in either March or April 2013.
ISEET Test Pattern (Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test):
ISEET will have two papers on the same day:
  • Duration of ISEET Main – 3 hours
  • Paper-Test Pattern of ISEET Main – Areas Tested at ISEET:
  • Reading Comprehension & Critical Thinking and Logical Reasoning
  • Weightage to ISEET Main: 30% minimum
ISEET Advance:
  • Duration of ISEET Advance3 hours.
  • Paper-Test Pattern of ISEET Main – Areas Tested at ISEET:
  • Problem Solving Ability in Basic Science Subjects
  • Weightage for ISEET Advance: 30% minimum
  • The two tests ISEET Main and ISEET Advance together will indicate a candidate’s scholastic level and aptitude for science and engineering.

The Selection Process from ISEET (Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test):
A student’s performance in the Class 12 Board exam will be considered, with the weightage not less than 40 per cent of the total score. The combined weight for ISEET Main and ISEET Advance will not be more than 60 per cent; however, the weightage given to Board scores can go up to 100 per cent.
Each state government or institute will be able to decide the specific weightage it gives to Board, ISEET Main and ISEET Advance exam/test scores. A committee headed by Dr T Ramasami, secretary in the Department of Science & Technology, has demonstrated with the help of the Indian Statistical Institute that school scores across various Boards can be normalized through a statistical process.
 Parameters for Selection thru ISEET  Percentage weight at ISEET
Weigthage of Board Examination minimum 40%
Weightage of ISEET Main 30%
Weightage of ISEET Advance 30%

HRD Ministry’s Proposal on ISEET:
HRD Ministry's proposed move to conduct the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) from 2013, as a successor to the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) and All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) has stirred up apprehensions amongst the experts and certain State Governments. However, a final decision is likely to be taken in the forthcoming conference of State Education Ministers which is likely to take place on February 22, 2012.
Number of Students Expected to Take the ISEET:
Currently published figures for the students taking IIT-JEE are approximately 4.25 lac and those taking AIEEE are in the range of about 12 lacs. Assuming that there is a complete overlap between the students who take IIT-JEE as well as AIEEE – the expected minimum number of ISEET takers will be 12 lacs for the year 2013. The number of takers of ISEET can of course increase given that the board examinations now constitute 40% of the weightage for selection into the ISEET affiliated technical institutions and colleges. Additionally the number of students taking the ISEET will rise once again when the State Level Engineering Tests are replaced with ISEET.

ISEET Conducting Body:  Who will conduct, Manage and Set the ISEET test paper?
The ISEET is expected to be managed and conducted by the CBSE board of examinations at a central level. It is also proposed by the government that the setting of the ISEET papers both ISEET main and ISEET advance be handed over to IITs.
Colleges & Institutions accepting ISEET Scores:
All national level institutions – IITs, NITs, IISER and IIITs to begin with are slated to accept the ISEET scores for admissions along with the School Board Examination Marks.
ISEET Syllabus: Mock Papers, Study Material :
** IMS will soon upload sample questions/test papers for the ISEET Main test - based on our vast experience of training for SAT and other similar aptitude tests. For any queries write to 

Preparing for ISEET


If you are in Std IX, Std X or Std XI and want to kick-start your preparation for ISEET, then watch out this space for  all the information that you would need to SCORE MORE on ISEET and other similar entrance exams.
IMS, an institute with over 34 years of experience in shaping success stories, is a pioneer in Management Entrance training. We have been ranked 4th in the education sector (IMS is the only Test Prep institute in the Top 4) and 44th amongst the Top 50 Most Trusted Service Brands across India (AC-Nielsen & Brand Equity, December 2003). Today, IMS has spread its wings across India with more than 90+ centers and over 50,000 students, successfully making it to some of the most prestigious institutes in India and abroad.
IMS will provide you with all the resources and support that you would require to ace ISEET and thereby secure a seat in one of the IITs or the NITs.
Based on our expertise, we will soon be launching effective and efficient test prep programs for ISEET.  These programs will be available in both the online as well as offline modes. Watch out this space for:
  1. ISEET sample questions
  2. ISEET mock tests (sample papers)
  3. ISEET study material

Institutes accepting ISEET


Colleges & Institutions accepting ISEET Scores:
All national level institutions – IITs, NITs, IISER and IIITs to begin with are slated to accept the ISEET scores for admissions along with the School Board Examination Marks. 
List of IITs
Name City/Town State/UT
IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal
IIT Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra
IIT Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
IIT Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
IIT Delhi New Delhi New Delhi
IIT Guwahati Guwahati Assam
IIT Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand
IIT Ropar Rupnagar Punjab
IIT Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Orissa
IIT Hyderabad Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh
IIT Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat
IIT Patna Patna Bihar
IIT Rajasthan Jodhpur Rajasthan
IIT Mandi Mandi Himachal Pradesh
IIT Indore Indore Madhya Pradesh
IIT (BHU) Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

List of NITs

Name of Institution Location State/UT
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar Punjab
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur Rajasthan
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
National Institute of Technology Yupia/NITDGP Arunachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology /NITW Delhi/Chandigarh
National Institute of Technology Farmagudi/NITK Goa
National Institute of Technology Surathkal Karnataka
National Institute of Technology Lamphelpat/NITA Manipur
National Institute of Technology Shillong/SVNIT Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology Aizawl/VNIT Mizoram
National Institute of Technology Dimapur/NITS Nagaland
National Institute of Technology Ravangla/NITC Sikkim
National Institute of Technology Pauri/NITKKR Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology Agartala Tripura
National Institute of Technology Calicut Kerala
National Institute of Technology Durgapur West Bengal
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur Jharkhand
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Haryana
National Institute of Technology Patna Bihar
National Institute of Technology Karaikal/NITT Pondicherry
National Institute of Technology Raipur Chhattisgarh
National Institute of Technology Rourkela Orissa
National Institute of Technology Silchar Assam
National Institute of Technology Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Technology Warangal Andhra Pradesh
S V National Institute of Technology Surat Gujarat
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur Maharashtra

* Please note that the above information is subject to confirmation by the Ministry of HRD and various state governments.
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