One All India Common Engineering Entrance Exam (Engg. CET) likely from 2013 including IITs
After National Entrance cum Eligibility Test for under graduate and Post Graduate Medical courses ( NEET ) , the Centre has in principle agreed to an All India common entrance test for admission to all engineering colleges, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
The council of IITs today proposed a pan-India common entrance aptitude test for admission to engineering programmes — in IITs and other colleges as well — possibly from 2013.
This will replace the current system of a joint entrance examination for IITs and separate tests for state engineering colleges. Officials said private colleges can use this test too.
Another proposal is to weaken the clout of coaching institutes by giving weightage to Class XII exam results. However, states need to be on board with a normalization process given that each has its own board examinations.