Is there a need for Single Unified Engineering Entrance Exam?

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 30 March 2018, 10:25 Hrs
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Are you a Science Stream student of class 12? If yes, then you must be preparing hard to crack a B.Tech engineering entrance to get into a reputed engineering college in India.

Every aspiring engineer attempts multiple engineering entrance exam to keep their all ways open. The top national level entrance examination includes JEE Main, JEE Advanced, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT), and Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) and there are many other too. Apart from national level engineering entrance exams, there are state-level entrances too, that students attempt to get admission to the various engineering colleges within their state.

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What if there is a single and centralized engineering entrance exam through which you would be able to seek admission to any of the engineering institutions across the country?

It sounds interesting, isn’t it? The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India is in coordination with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to execute the plan to place a centralized and single engineering entrance exam at national level.

Why single unified engineering entrance exam is a good idea?

It would cater to almost all engineering colleges within India. The same kind of model is already in use for medical aspirants- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam. NEET is only entrance test (other than AIIMS) for the candidates seeking admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses across various medical and dental colleges across the country. It is a sigh of relief to lacs of aspiring doctors and anxious parents who earlier were running behind different entrance tests.

Now you would be wondering to know about the benefits to have a single engineering entrance exam. Yes, there are various benefits of the unified engineering exam.

Benefits of the Centralized Engineering Entrance Exam

A centralized and single engineering entrance exam would prove to be a boon for the students, their parents as well as for the organizing committee. Check out the list of advantages of single engineering entrance exam:

1- No Overhead for Students to Prepare for Multiple Exams

With a centralized and single entrance exam, aspiring students will not be needed to prepare for multiple entrances. This will help them in focusing on only one exam, and they will be able to concentrate on it with all their potential.

Apart from it, they will not need to run around to fill application forms of various entrances. It will save their time for sure. Additionally, they will not need to pay registration fee for various entrance exams separately.

2- Single Pattern and Syllabus for Engineering Entrance

With a single engineering entrance, you will be able to prepare for it in only one pattern and for single syllabus. There will be no more worry about different patterns and syllabi.

For instance, the syllabus of the JEE Main entrance exam has been so far based on the CBSE syllabus. However, the syllabus of the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE) is much declined to the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics syllabus of the Uttar Pradesh board.

Post few years of successful execution of the single entrance exam, students will be able to foresee the single and unique syllabus of the centralized exam, just after passing their class 10th. And yes, the syllabus of such a centralized exam will be based on class 11th and 12th topics of CBSE science stream.

3- Enhanced Transparency

Once there will be a single engineering entrance exam across the country, you would be able to observe a higher level of transparency in the admission process. There will be a straightforward cutoff system in every participating engineering college.

The concept of direct admissions to engineering colleges through donation, or the role of touts will also be minimized. The colleges will need to provide their cutoff reports to the centralized authorities as well.

4- Streamlining of Admission Process

There is no doubt that with a single engineering entrance in place, the counselling and admission process for all the colleges will be streamlined and quicker. Since the admissions to the participating engineering colleges would also be carried out in a centralized online mode.

You will be needed to fill your choices of preference on the centralized portal of counselling and would be allotted a college of your choice based on your marking scores. Apart from this, all the colleges will be following the required norms and regulations.

5- Reduced Stress and Burden on Students

It is very obvious that if you will need to prepare for only one engineering entrance exam, there will be a minimal burden and stress on you. The engineering entrance exams already need a lot of dedication and hard work from the students. The centralized exam would surely help in reducing the pressure from you to a significant level.

So to end up, a single unified engineering entrance exam will bring you a pack of benefits. Although there would also be some cons. For instance, students would be given only one chance every year to prove their eligibility to get admission to an engineering course. However, the pros part overcomes those. Good luck!

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