IIT-JEE & AIEEE To Merge in 2013
Jan 28, 2012 New Delhi : The Ministry of human resource development
will soon call a meeting of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Council to
stamp a decision to merge the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and All India
Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary
After much resistance, the IITs have agreed to join the ministry’s bid to have a
common entrance examination for all engineering colleges in the country. This
only happened after there was an agreement that several elements of IIT-JEE will
be part of the new national common examination.
“The new entrance examination will have many elements of IIT-JEE as we want to
ensure that the best brains join our institutes,” said an IIT director
requesting anonymity, after a meeting of select IIT directors with HRD minister
A formal meeting of the IIT Council to stamp the merger is expected in February.