April 30: As many as 44,930 students will sit for the prestigious All India Engineering Entrance Exam-2011 to be held on Sunday in Hyderabad.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the exam, clarified that the exam will be held as scheduled on Sunday and it cannot postpone the exam in a single city since it is a common exam at the national-level. Over 11.13 lakh students across the country have registered for the exam.
Nearly 1.25 lakh students from the state registered for the exam which will be also conducted in Guntur, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal. The exam is also being held in the 'online mode' for the first time from this year, but less than 100 students have registered for the online exam to be held in Hyderabad only. The exam will be held in two sessions. The morning session will be from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and the noon session from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The CBSE has advised the students to reach the exam centres an hour before the exam commences. It also asked the students to take necessary precautions to reach the centres on time. The AIEEE is a passport to tens of thousands of seats in the 30 National Institutes of Technology and close to 150 engineering colleges.
Source: The Hindu