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Jun 21, 2012 at 07:17pm IST

IIT Delhi rejects govt's plan, to conduct own test

New Delhi: IIT Delhi on Thursday rejected government's single entrance test proposal and decided to conduct separate test. Officials said that the IIT Delhi will conduct the exam in association with the IIT Kanpur.

The IIT Senate took the decision in this regard on Thursday evening.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal had told CNN-IBN on Wednesday that the new joint entrance exam will start in 2013. Sibal made it clear that there is no going back on the new entrance test format for all the engineering institutes including the IITs. In an interview with CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, he defended the new format saying it would help improve the declining school standards and will also help more girl students get into the IITs considering they do well in the Class 12 boards.