CBSE has just dropped a bombshell on students of 22 cities who are set to appear for AIEEE in 2012. In an online press note released by CBSE, it is mentioned that AIEEE 2012 will be held mandatorily online in 22 cities, and will continue to be offline (paper & pen) in rest of the cities.
This is what the CBSE press note quoted, "After the success of Online Exam on pilot basis last year, and to give flexible schedule of examination, the Board has decided to conduct Online Examination only (i.e. CBT Mode) w.e.f. 7th – 25th May, 2012 in 22 cities." The 22 cities where online AIEEE will be conducted are--
Other than these, AIEEE-2012 will be conducted in its traditional paper-pen avatar in 65 cities on 29th April 2012.
In addition to this, the press note also quoted, "The examinees who will appear in online examination will be given concession of Rs.150/- to Rs.300/- in examination fees. The candidates who wish to appear in the cities notified for online examination may acquaint themselves about the online examination. A mock test software will also be uploaded on CBSE Website in Dec 2011 for the purpose of practice by the examinees.
In order to have wider availability of application forms, this year, CBSE has decided to accept application for examination through online mode only and no physical form will be sold. This has been done to ensure availability of forms through CBSE/AIEEE Website at all places and without any time restriction i.e. available through out the day on 24x7 basis.
The fee of examination will be accepted through CREDIT/DEBIT Cards or Demand Drafts. To facilitate the students for filling online application, a facilitation centre will be opened in each and every city from where physical forms were being sold in past."