The Maharashtra government, on Friday, said it would set up a committee to decide the weightage to be given to board exam marks while adopting the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) for engineering admissions in the state. ISEET, announced by the human resources development ministry earlier this year, has been envisaged as a common national entrance test for engineering aspirants.
The state government has decided to do away with the Maharashtra state Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for engineering courses from 2013.
The logic behind introducing a single test is to do away with the stress students undergo preparing for multiple tests, as well as the cost and time involved.
Various audience members spoke on the weightage combinations possible. The minister said that all of these would be taken into account and a committee would be formed to deliberate on the matter. The committee would then formulate a report within the next two months and place it before the public. The public would be invited to give their feedback after which, the policy would be finalised. The entire process is likely to take four months, Tope said. Some of the concerns expressed at the forum were regarding the board exam process itself; people wanted to know how transparent and error-free the process was.
Candidate should have Passed with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* ( 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra State only) in any Full Time Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities or appeared for the final year examination of any Full Time Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.
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