Government-appointed board proposes Single Entrance Tests for Engineering and Management institutes under AICTE’s recognition
A panel appointed by the government has carried out an advice on conducting a single entrance examination for engineering admissions at all technical institutes and a common entrance test for management admissions at all the B-schools affiliated and sanctioned under All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The panel also initiated regarding the remaining seats left after the counseling sessions, stating that they “shall not be treated as a management quota” but will be considered for the students on the waiting list.
Assessment committee’s report quoted that, "There shall be a single National Testing Service which shall conduct a Joint Entrance Examination for engineering courses and a Common Admission Test for management courses, the results whereof shall be used by all institutions, whether run by universities, deemed universities, state government-run universities.”
It further added, "The seats which fall vacant after the completion of counseling sessions shall not be treated as a management quota, but shall be used to accommodate students on the waiting lists of these examinations.”
The decision-making committee decided to incorporate an autonomous National Testing Service to direct and manage the exam, leading the system along with the support gained from CBSE.