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AIEEE 2011 Online Test – The Next Revolution Begins

AIEEE Online Test

The first online edition of AIEEE is scheduled to be organised from May 1-15, 2011. After following the traditional pencil and paper format for nine years, AIEEE has decided to go online in its 10th edition.

However, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the organiser of AIEEE

, will be allowing only a limited number of students to take the online test. Students from 20 cities will be giving the online exams, with a maximum of 5,000 per city on first-come-first-serve basis, said sources at CBSE. Thus, only one lakh students from across the country will be able to write the online test, while the rest will follow the traditional pencil and paper format.

An official of CBSE said that since it would be the first online edition of AIEEE, the organisers were allowing only limited number of students to take the online format of the test. The pencil and paper format of the entrance test is scheduled for May 1, 2011.

The sale of information bulletins has also been postponed to December 22, 2010, from the earlier December 15 date. However, the date for online examinations will remain unchanged, said a circular issued by the office of director of special exams, CBSE.

“We are happy that CBSE has decided to introduce the online format for the AIEEE test. Online tests are user-friendly and less time consuming. In fact, the entire AIEEE online test should be turned into a computer-based test (CBT), instead of allowing only limited number of students to sit for the online version of the exam,” said Priya G, an aspiring engineer.

Nitin Shukla, another aspiring engineer said that online exams also give feedback to users on the spot with scores or grades. “I would always prefer to write the online test, instead of taking the regular pencil and paper format of exam,” said Nitin.

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