Only Gujarat Has Finally Agreed To Join Single CET

Gujarat Finally Accepts Single CET
After a long time of HRD Ministry's Common Entrance Tesy (CET) proposal its only Gujarat which has come forward accepting the exam from next year. Well, it was a dream of HRDM to conduct entrance for the first year of engineering candidates.


The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is likely to be held on April 7 and June 2, 2013. The first test would be JEE-Main and the second will be JEE-Advanced Test. The IIT's, NIT's and IIIT's that would also be part of JEE are anyway under the Central Government.

One of the IIT director who opposed to the Single CET said "In the first year, the One nation, one test would not get implemented the ay ut was being showcased by the HRD Ministry. While few states like Maharashtra have agreed to join JEE in 2014, it is likely that many more status would not be a party to the common test. There are still many doubts about the proposal".

JEE which will be conducted in the next year will be managed by the IIT-Delhi, instead of IIT-Kharagpur. Every year JEE by a new IIT through rotation. In 2013, it was the turn of IIT-Kharagpur, but it was felt that because of the changed nature of the test IIT-Delhi should be allowed to conduct it again since it is centrally located.

As per the new JEE only 1.5 lakh candidates would be able to appear for the JEE advanced exam. Admission in IIT's would be based only on All India Ranking in JEE-Advanced. But such candidates need to be in the top 20% of successful candidates in the class 12 examination conducted by their boards. This single test would also entail the establishment of a massive organization set up. Already government has set up 18-member JEE Apex Board (JAB) consisting of directors of few IIT's, NIT's chairperson, CBSE, state representatives and many others.

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