What is AIEEE?


Programme of Action (PoA), 1992 under the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 envisaged conduct of a common entrance examination on all India basis for admission to professional and technical programmes in the country. For admission to Engineering and Architecture/Planning programmes, Government of India vide Resolution dated 18th October 2001 has laid down a Three – Exam Scheme (JEE and AIEEE at the National Level and the State Level Engineering Entrance Examinations (SLEEE) for State Level Institutions – with an option to join AIEEE). This takes care of varying admission standards in these programmes and helps in maintenance of professional standards. This also solves problems of overlaps and reduces physical, mental and financial burden on students and their parents due to multiplicity of entrance examinations.

The sixth All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was held on 29th April' 2007. 5,99,096 candidates appeared, out of 6,41,276 candidates registered, for the examination at 1047 centres located in 79 cities. Approximately, 13653 seats in various institutions, namely National Institutes of Technology,Deemed Universities,Technical Institutions and other Govt. funded Institutions were offered through this examination. A centralized counselling had been organized for filling up the All India seats.

The States/Institutes listed below used AIEEE-2007 ranks to fill seats through their own counselling:-

West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Army Institute of Technology, Pune,15% all India quota for D C E/N.S.I.T,Delhi under Delhi University.

Keeping in view greater variety of subjects offered by different School Boards at the 10+2 (Class – XII) level, more subject combinations in qualifying examination (10+2) would now be possible. For the convenience of candidates, provision for on-line submission of Application Form has also been made.

This year many other institutions are expected to admit students through AIEEE. A tentative list of institutions and States/UTs likely to admit students on the basis of AIEEE-2008 is given in Appendix-I. Final list of institutions admitting students through AIEEE-2008 would be contained in the Information Brochure for Counselling and released on AIEEE website in due course. A list of nomenclature of courses approved by AICTE at the undergraduate level in Engineering and Architecture/Planning is given in Appendix-II.

Short Title

These rules will be called as All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) rules.

i) “Government” means “Government of India”.
ii) “Ministry” means “Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi”.
iii) “Board” means “Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi”.
iv) “AIEEE” means “All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination”.

“Qualifying Examination” means “Examination on the result of which the candidate becomes eligible to apply for admission to All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination”.


“Rules” means “The rules specified by the Central Board of Secondary Education for the conduct of AIEEE under the directive of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.”.


“Scheduled Castes” means “Scheduled Castes as specified and laid down by the Government of India”.


“Scheduled Tribes” means “Scheduled Tribes as specified and laid down by the Government of India”.


“Other Backward Classes(OBCs)” means “Other Backward Classes as specified and laid down by the Government of India or by the respective States/UTs as the case may be”.


“Physically Handicapped” means “Physically Handicapped person as specified and laid down by the Government of India or the respective States/UTs, as the case may be”.

xi) “AICTE” means “All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi”.

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