All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE)

The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is an examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. Introduced in the year 2002, this national level competitive test is for admission to various under-graduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the AIEEE score, including 5 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The examination is generally held on the last Sunday of April and results are announced in the last week of May or the first week of June. Candidates are ranked on an all-India basis and state basis. Thus, they have an All India Rank (AIR) and a State Rank (SR). The eleventh edition of AIEEE will be held on April 29, 2012 in 65 cities across India. The online version of the exam shall be conducted between May 7 and 26, 2012 in 22 cities.


The examination consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 has three sections: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with equal weight for each subject. Each section consists of multiple choice objective-type questions each of which has four choices. Out of the four choices for a given question, only one choice is correct. Paper 1 has a negative-marking scheme wherein an incorrect answer is negatively marked with one fourth of the maximum marks allotted to the question. Paper 2 has three sections: Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude. Mathematics, and Drawing sections have multiple choice objective-type questions and the Aptitude section has drawing-based questions. The duration of each paper is three hours. Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, logarithmic tables or electronic devices into the examination hall. The number of questions and their maximum marks has been variable through the years. The questions are based on a syllabus that is common to syllabi of all the state boards in India and the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi language. For admission to B.TEC or B.E. courses in the participating institutes the candidate is required to take the Paper 1; for admission to B.Arch or B. Planning courses the candidate is required to take Paper 2. Students can opt to take any one or both the papers. The examination was conducted in offline pen and paper mode till 2010. In 2011, as per the orders of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, CBSE conducted Paper 1 in Computer-Based-Test mode for the first one lakh candidates who opted for the same, while the remaining students took the examination in the conventional pen and paper mode. The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at the examination is limited to three in consecutive years.

Participating institutes

Institutes participating in the Central Counseling:

  • 30 National Institutes of Technology
  • 5 Indian Institutes of Information Technology
  • Army Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  • Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
  • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  • Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Mewar University
  • Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana
  • Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology
  • National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  • Netaji Subhash Engineering College
  • Nirma University of Science and Technology
  • PEC University of Technology
  • School of Planning and Architecture
  • SelaQui Academy of Higher Education
  • Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy
  • Sharda University
  • Sir Padampat Singhania University
  • Tezpur University
  • The LNM Institute of Information Technology

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