Programme of Action (PoA), 1992 under the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 envisaged conduct of a common entrance examination on all India basis for admission to professional and technical programmes in the country. For admission to Engineering and Architecture/Planning programmes, Government of India vide Resolution dated 18th October 2001 has laid down a Three – Exam Scheme (JEE and
AIEEE at the National Level and the State Level Engineering Entrance Examinations (SLEEE) for State Level Institutions – with an option to join
AIEEE). This takes care of varying admission standards in these programmes and helps in maintenance of professional standards. This also solves problems of overlaps and reduces physical, mental and financial burden on students and their parents due to multiplicity of entrance examinations.
The fourth All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was held on 8th May 2005. 3,97,178 candidates appeared, out of 4,36,048 candidates registered, for the examination at 763 centres located in 87 cities. Approximately, 9897 seats in 33 institutions, namely 18 National Institutes of Technology, 09 Deemed Universities and 03 other Technical Institutions, 3 other Govt. funded Institutions were offered through this examination. A centralized counselling had been organized for filling up the All India seats.
The States/Institutes listed below used AIEEE-2005 ranks to fill seats through their own counselling:-
West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttranchal, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Thapur Institue of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Army Institute of Technology, Pune.
Keeping in view greater variety of subjects offered by different School Boards at the 10+2 (Class – XII) level, more subject combinations in qualifying examination (10+2) would now be possible.
AIEEE (All India Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Architecture Entrance Examination)
An All-India Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is conducted by CBSE, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development in compliance with the directives of the Government of India, for admission to degree level courses in Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture in Central Universities, National Institutes of Technology, Deemed Universities and Institutions in the States/UTs other than those covered by Joint Entrance Examination/State Level Entrance Examination for paid or unpaid seats based on the score.