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Workshop to set posers for cracking Engineering Entry Test

Online common entrance to check aptitude, general awareness and comprehensive written skills

The Bihar School Examination Board on Monday started its two-day workshop for preparing model papers for classes XI and XII.

More than 40 teachers from across the state, including three officials from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) were present at the workshop.

The workshop has been designed for making students acquainted with the examination pattern of next year’s Class XII board examination.

Bihar School Examination Board Chairman A.K.P. Yadav said: “The workshop has been organised for preparing model papers for the Class XII examination.” The participants at the workshop, mostly experts in mathematics, physics and chemistry, have been asked to frame questions while taking into consideration IIT and other engineering examinations.

The Bihar School Examination Board decision to this effect has been taken after the Union ministry of human resources development recently prepared a draft recommendation suggesting a common entrance examination for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and other engineering colleges.

Based on common entrance examination which will consist of a National Aptitude Test and marks scored in the Class XII examination, students would be given admission at IIT and other engineering colleges.

The workshop would continue on Tuesday too after which the model papers would be made available to students by the end of September.

The model paper would cover all aspects of IIT and other engineering colleges entrance examinations.

The board had invited Abhayanand of Super 30 coaching institutes which had created a niche in IIT entrance examination and CBSE professors and teachers from New Delhi for setting the model papers.

The Union HRD draft recommendations has suggested a single National Aptitude Test.

The test, which would be conducted online, would comprise questions on aptitude, raw intelligence, common awareness and comprehensive written skills.

In the entrance process to IIT and engineering colleges, one-third (33 per cent) of marks would be taken from National Aptitude Test, while two-thirds (66 per cent) marks scored in Class XII would be given weightage.