The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) scheduled on 1st May 2011 was suppose to commence at 9.30 am. But, due to the leaking of exam papers the same morning everybody got in a fix.With this a lot of confusion and chaos was created for all the candidates appearing for the AIEEE exam.
The CBSE which hosts the entrance exam declared that due to the leak of papers, there will be rescheduling of the exam hours. The paper was rescheduled for 12 noon. In such heat and mental pressure, such discrepancies took a toll on the candidates.AIEEE question papers were leaked in Uttar Pradesh and reportedly sold for Rs 6 lakh forcing CBSE to postpone the test by over two hours and provide aspirants with fresh set of questions.
Nearly 12 Lakh students appeared for AIEEE 2011. AIEEE 2011 first paper started at 12.30 p.m. and second paper from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Following the delay, the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) entrance exam, that was also scheduled for Sunday at 2.30 p.m., was shifted to 4.30 p.m. Now, the students who wanted to appear for the AFMC exam, got the opportunity to appear for the B. Arch exam later on 8 May, 2011. CBSE also notified the centres all over the country that if they have the capacity to accommodate students, they can conduct both the exams. If not, they can choose to hold the AIEEE exam on 8 May at 9.30 a.m.
Predicting the overall AIEEE 2011 cut off is very difficult at this stage. However, going by the general response, Physics was difficult while Maths and Chemistry were not that difficult. Since the AIEEE is used by many institutes in India for their admissions and for each of the affiliated institutes the cut offs are different. Some newly opened and not so well reputed institutes, as compared to NITs, accept students with relatively lower score. However, indicatively it seems that if a student if targeting top engineering colleges like NITs through AIEEE then a score above 210 (out of 360) should be able to give a rank under 10000.
Similarly, a score of 180-185 should keep the candidate under 20000 rank, a rank of under 40000 should be achieved with a score of 150.Out of 90, if a student attempts around 55-60 questions right (with a few negative marks), he/she should be able to score an all India rank under 10000.Most of the students under 8000 rank generally opt for IITs over NITs.
Therefore, based on students' preference for a specific engineering stream an AIR of under 20000 should get a seat in any of the good NITs. Having said that, if a student wishes a top opt for a top NIT with most popular engineering streams like Computer Sciences, Electronics, Electrical etc, then he/she should score under AIR 8000.