AIEEE Exam pattern and Counselling precedure
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The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is an examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India. Introduced in the year 2002, this national level competitive test is for admission to various under-graduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the AIEEE score, including 5 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs).[1] The examination is generally held on the last Sunday of April and results are announced in the last week of May or the first week of June. Candidates are ranked on an all-India basis and state basis. Thus, they have an All India Rank (AIR) and a State Rank (SR).

AIEEE 2011 Examination Pattern
Scheme of Examination:
Entrance examination would consist of two papers i.e. 1st paper consisting of three parts of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of equal weightage with objective type questions for BE/B.Tech courses and 2nd paper – consisting 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.

Scoring and Negative Marking:
There will be objective type questions with four options having single correct answer. For each incorrect response one third of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet. The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in the answer sheet if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked. All objective type questions are required to be answered on specially designed machine gradable answer sheets. Answers are to be marked using ball point pen (black/blue) only. For the purpose of evaluation, Test Booklet Code as printed in the Answer Sheet on Side-2 will be accepted as final.

Type of Papers, Combination of subjects, total marks alloted and the type of questions:

Subjects: Physics,Chemistry & Mathematics
Total type of Questions: Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Marks for paper-1 : 360

Subjects: Mathematics-Part I Aptitude Test-Part II& Drawing test-Part III
Total type of Questions:Objective type Question, Objective Type Question, Two questions to test drawing aptitude.
Marks for paper-2: 340

These papers are for different courses. Paper-1 is for B.E and B.TECH and Paper-2 is for B.Arch and B.Plannning.

The examination consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper 1 has three sections:
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with equal weight for each subject. Each section consists of multiple choice objective-type questions each of which has four choices. Out of the four choices for a given question, only one choice is correct. Paper 1 has a negative-marking scheme wherein an incorrect answer is negatively marked with one fourth of the maximum marks allotted to the question.

Paper 2 has three sections: Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude. Mathematics, and Drawing sections have multiple choice objective-type questions and the Aptitude section has drawing-based questions. The duration of each paper is three hours. Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, logarithmic tables or electronic devices into the examination hall. The number of questions and their maximum marks have been variable through the years. The questions are based on a syllabus that is common to syllabi of all the state boards in India and the Central Board of Secondary Education. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi language. For admission to B.Tech or B.E. courses in the participating institutes the candidate is required to take the Paper 1; for admission to B.Arch or B. Planning courses the candidate is required to take Paper 2. Students can opt to take any one or both the papers. The examination was conducted in offline pen and paper mode till 2010. In 2011, as per the orders of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, CBSE conducted the Paper 1 in the Computer-Based-Test mode for the first one lakh candidates who opted for the same, while the remaining students took the examination in the conventional pen and paper mode. The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at the examination is limited to three in consecutive years.

The Central Counselling Board coordinates the admissions to the under-graduate courses in the participating institutes. Though nearly one million students take the exam only small percentage of students are eligible for central counselling or state-specific or category-specific counselling on basis of their AIR. For example, in 2010 1,065,100 students appeared at the exam, competing for approximately 26816 seats for BE/B.Tech and 936 seats for B.Arch/B.Planning.[2] Counseling for SC/ST candidates and SC/ST physically handicapped candidates is done on the first two days.[citation needed] Then the physically handicapped in the Open (OP) category are counselled.

As declared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 50% of the seats in NITs will be filled from AIEEE eligible candidates of states where NITs are located and the remaining 50% will be filled on All India Merit basis. Whereas for IIIT`s all of the seats are being filled through All India Merit Basis.