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Education in India

Entrance tests for Engineering

All India Engineering / Architecture Entrance examination (AIEEE) is the Entrance Examination for admission to B.E, B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning courses belonging to some of the prominent educational institutions in India. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) conducts the exams in compliance with the directives of the Government of India (GOI). A centralized counselling system is provided for filling up the available seats all over India. This counselling is available only for the candidates who stand in merit of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).

Eligibility of the course:
In order to qualify for the AIEEE tests, the candidate is expected to pass the HSC (Science) examinations or its equivalent examinations. A student who has completed his/her 3 or 4-year diploma, which is recognized by All India Council for Technical Education {AICTE} or a State Board of Technical Education, is also eligible for appearing for the exams.

The Contents of the Entrance Tests:
Entrance examination would consist of two papers:
1st paper consists of three parts of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of equal weightage with objective type questions for BE/B.Tech courses.

2nd paper consists of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing for B. Architecture and B. Planning. The Aptitude Test is designed to evaluate candidate's perception, imagination, observation, creativity and architectural awareness.

Other details of the test:

  • Duration of the test: 3 hours
  • Lingual freedom: the candidates appearing for the AIEEE examinations can answer their paper in either Hindi or English.
    Some key features to remember:
  • The AIEEE is objective type examination.
  • The AIEEE follows pattern to test the students' skills in the areas they are interested studying at degree level.
Selection Process
On the basis of performance in AIEEE, separate rank lists will be prepared for B.E./B.Tech. and B.Arch/B.Planning. Score Card indicating All India Rank with total marks and marks in each subject is sent to all candidates appearing in AIEEE.
Candidates scoring above a certain cut off percentage of marks (it is different for General and SC/ST/PH category candidates) to be called for counselling shall be determined at the time of declaration of AIEEE results. Cut off percentage of marks for OBC shall be determined as and when government orders are issued for the same.
As per the notified cut off score and the candidates declared eligible up to the notified Rank shall be called to appear for counselling.

In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks, merit of such candidates shall be determined as follows:
  • B.E/B.Tech - By marks obtained in Mathematics and then in Physics in the AIEEE and then by age (preference to older candidates).
  • B.Arch/B.Planning - By marks obtained in Aptitude Test and then in Mathematics in the AIEEE and then by age (preference to older candidates).
List of other Engineering Entrance Exams
  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

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