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Around 10 lakh students appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE 2012) at 1,735 centres across the country. Another 164,000 candidates more would take the online exam on May 7, 12, 19 and 26 at 221 centres.
The AIEEE 2012, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, was a three-hour long examination with four versions of question papers, each having 90 questions.
The exam had 30 multiple choice questions each from physics, chemistry and mathematics for total of 360.
According to overall reactions of students and coaching centres, the paper was relatively easier than last year. The physics section was tougher than the rest, but there too overall difficulty level was not set high.
Mostly, everythng went smoothly, but there were some problems encountered in the smaller cities. Like lack of amenities at the centres located in Guntur, Warangal and Tirupati. While some of the centres had no power supply during the examination, others did not have enough space to accommodate all students. An estimated 7,000 students and their accompanying parents made overnight stay under the open sky at all available public places like railway station, bus stations and public garden after their arrival in the city on Saturday evening. This was the first time that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the examination in small cities instead of major ones. The intention was to draw students from Tier-1 cities to take the newly introduced online examinations which will be conducted on weekends starting May 7 and ending with May 24.
Mistakes in paper : Officials accepted that there were errors in the B Tech section of the examination. In chemistry section, Code C, question number 11 and 24, had more than one answers. In mathematics, code C, question number 36 was ambiguous with no answers. Also, in math question number 51 the given data was not sufficient to get an answer. [courtesy : TOI]
Another low was hit in UP where Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force arrested six persons in Agra district for duping engineering aspirants by charging Rs 2 lakh from each student on the promise to ensure their selection in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination. The kingpin of the gang and four engineering students of a Kanpur engineering college were among those arrested from Shahganj and Khandauli areas by the STF. [PTI]
Also, in Patna three persons were arrested for impersonation after they were found to be appearing in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) in place of the actual candidates at centres in Danapur area. Anuraj Singh, a native of Lucknow, and Kameshwar Kumar of Bihar’s Supaul district were nabbed from the Army Public School while they were writing the AIEEE posing as candidates. Gaurav Kumar was arrested from the Kendriya Vidyalaya for writing the same examination for another candidate. [PTI]
The easy tag attached to the offline paper may hint at an equally easy online version!
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