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Merging of CBSE Conducted PMT and AIEEE Exams

Merging of AIEEE and PMT

Ministry of Human Resource Development today mooted the idea of combining of medical test and engineering test. In a meeting of the state Education Ministers in New Delhi the Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Kapil Sibal said that the ministry is considering the idea of merging of the CBSE’s Pre Medical Test (PMT) and the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) so that students could suffer less. He said that Physics and Chemistry will be common for both PMT and AIEEE, the medical student can answer only the Biology paper and the engineering students the Mathematics paper.

Sibal also indicated SAT type of examination for other tests. He said that the Ministry was presently debating whether it is possible to have one common exam after class XII that will test general awareness and aptitude. “The marks of different Boards could be equalized through a mathematical formula for weightage.  The common core curriculum required for removing disparity of syllabi that necessitate different entrance exams catering to different boards has already been developed by COBSE for Science and Maths”, Sibal said.  The HRD Minister also wants to set up a National Institute for Assessment and Evaluation for the school systems in the country and their syllabi. However, it would be voluntary for the states.

  • Adyasha Mohapatra

    Respected Sir,
    I would like to draw your kind attention towards the decision you have taken regarding the merging of AIEEE and AIPMT as a single COMMON ENTRANCE TEST. I would like to request you to enable the candidates, who are interested to give both medical and engineering simultaneously, to appear both the mathematics and biology test after appearing the physics and chemistry as common paper. This shall help the candidate to aspire for the medical entrance and even if he/she doesn’t qualify in that then atleast he could be able to achieve the engineering ones without wasting another one year for that.
    Therefore, I would like to draw your kind attention towards the above suggestion, think of it deeply and then take any decision regarding this matter as the decision taken by you shall decide the fate of many young and introvert minds of the nation.
    Yours faithfully,
    Adyasha Mohapatra

  • gautam

    Respected Sir,

    There was a restrictions on number of attempts= 03 in AIPMT but it was not there in states / some other medical entrances so a large number of students are still preparing for the states / others seats . If there will be only one entrance for all the seats and restrictions will be on number of attempts ( 03 ) only then a large number of students will not be able to appear at the combined test.
    So , I request you to kindly consider the students of these categories and they should be given at least one chance. Hence number of attempts should not be imposed atleast first time .

    Yours faithfully,

  • Mayank vashistha

    Respected sir,
    will u plz give the information about the seats of each PMT colleges for the students appearing in the session 2010-11..
    I will be thankful to u..