Common Entrance Test

  • CAT 2013 registration begins today; exams to be conducted over 20 days August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management opened the registration window of the Common Entrance Test (CAT 2013) on Monday. The registration window will be open from August 5 to September 26, 2013. This year the CAT aspirants can also buy vouchers online directly from IIMs. CAT 2013 will be conducted...
  • SC quashes NEET for medical courses, Health Minister upset July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: It's been a nerve-wracking wait for over eight lakh medical aspirants out of whom seven lakh were hoping to get one of the 31,000 MBBS seats available in the country. But the Supreme Court's verdict has shattered their dreams of sitting for only one entrance test - the...
  • IIMs planning changes in Common Entrance Test October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: With students from engineering background dominating management programmes in IIMs, the premier B-schools are planning some changes in the Common Admission Test to ensure a broad-based representation. "Efforts are on to have a re-look at the Common Admission Test (CAT)...some changes that will be helpful for people from other...
  • IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern July 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. Most of the members of the IIT Kanpur senate agreed to the latest prescribed pattern avoiding a confrontation on the...
  • IIT-Kanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure July 28, 2012

    Kanpur/New Delhi: IIT-Kanpur on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012. For 2014 and onwards, it suggested constitution of a senate committee which will study...
  • Countrywide CET likely by next 4 years: Sibal July 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to engineering and medical colleges is likely to be introduced all over the country by the next four years, Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said. "It (Common Entrance Test) will take three to four years for being introduced in all...
  • EAMCET results 2012 declared by Andhra: click here July 3, 2012

    The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) declared results of the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) held in 2012 and conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, on behalf of APSCHE. This examination is the prerequisite for admission into various professional courses offered in government/private...
  • Kapil Sibal skips IITs-HRD Ministry meet June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday skipped the meeting with IIT Council to resolve the common entrance exam controversy even as an IIT Faculty Federation member claimed that a compromise formula has been worked out. Sources say Sibal was not present as he wanted to show that the...
  • Govt likely to accept some demands of the IIT faculty June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Giving in to the IIT faculty and alumni, the government is understood to be considering accepting some of their demands like not taking plus-two board results into account for preparing the merit list under a new common entrance system for admission to undegraduate engineering courses. Sources in the...
  • News 360: Maha to adopt 4 girls after Beed's abortion horror June 11, 2012

    The Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Ministry will adopt the four daughters of a woman labourer from Beed district who died during an illegal abortion last month. ...
  • IITs vs Govt: Students suffering the most June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as confusion reigns over the HRD Ministry's proposed common entrance test for all IITs, with some institutions backing it and others opposing it, it is the aspiring engineering students who are suffering the most. Kshitij is one of the lakhs of students every year who dream of joining...
  • Are IITs divided over new entrance test format? June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The IITs appeared to be divided on Saturday over HRD ministry's 'one-nation one-test' proposal with the prestigious engineering institutions at Guwahati and Kharagpur opposing IIT-Kanpur's decision to conduct its own entrance exam from next year and backed the Centre's move. IIT-Delhi, meanwhile, is being pushed by its Alumni Association...
  • States back joint engineering test, against favour to IITs June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: After facing opposition from certain sections of the IIT, HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday got some much needed support from almost all the state government, who reached a consensus on the common entrance test for engineering colleges. "We have to compete internationally, all states have endorsed it. They...
  • Consensus on common entrance test: Kapil Sibal June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: After concerns raised by state governments and Opposition from certain sections of the IIT, HRD minister Kapil Sibal got some much needed support from his state counterparts. There was consensus on the common entrance test for engineering colleges. "We have to compete internationally, all states have endorsed it....
  • BJP states support common engineering exam June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: State education ministers have given a go ahead for a joint entrance test for all central engineering colleges. BJP run states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have also endorsed the new common admission test system which will factor in class 12 board results as well. Bihar...
  • IIT faculty flays common entrance test format May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of government's announcement to hold a common entrance test for undergraduate programmes in IITs under a new format, the Faculty federation of the institutes on Thursday alleged the new pattern would erode the autonomy of the elite institutions. "As far as holding the test is concerned,...
  • News 360: Common two-tier test for IITs, NITs, IIITs from 2013 May 28, 2012

    Starting next year, IIT council, NIT and IIIT council will have a single entrance test for engineering colleges which come under the three councils. ...
  • Common test will reduce burden on students: Kapil Sibal May 28, 2012

    However, experts say the move would be unfair to students. ...
  • IIT, NIT panel to meet on entrance test procedure May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The joint council of the IITs and NITs will meet on Monday to discuss the government's move to hold a single entrance test for undergraduate technical courses. Sources say that the IITs, by and large, have opted to retain the existing format of JEE for 2013. Ahead of Monday's...
  • Cancelling CET has helped rural students: TN February 23, 2012

    Chennai: Defending its decision to do away with Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into professional courses, Tamil Nadu government today said the enrolment of rural students into engineering courses has gone up by more that ten per cent since it was scrapped. "The percentage of rural students admitted into engineering...
  • CET planned for bank jobs from next year December 8, 2010

    Mumbai: In good news for public sector bank jobs aspirants and their prospective employers, there will be a common all-India entrance test from next year with an aim to reduce time and hassles in the recruitment process. The recruitment process, beginning from the advertisement to examination and interview stage to final...
  • Common test for medical, engineering courses likely June 19, 2010

    New Delhi: A common entrance examination for engineering and medical streams is on the cards as the government moves towards making education more student friendly. Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said that the All India Pre-Medical Test and All India Engineering Entrance Exam will be combined as...
  • TN scraps Common Entrance Tests June 21, 2007

    Chennai: The Bill to scrap the Common Entrance Test (CET) received a unanimous approval in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday. The state government's reasoning is that with the CET in place, rural students were at a disadvantage because they didn't have access to expensive coaching classes. So from now...