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State to drop MH-CET for new exam from 2013

mumbai Updated: Mar 31, 2012 01:41 IST
Bhavya Dore

The state will do away with the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for engineering courses from next year and will instead adopt the newly announced Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET), state government officials said on Friday.

“The state has agreed to go for the ISEET. We have to decide on the weightage (for the different components of the test),” higher and technical education minister Rajesh Tope said. Maharashtra is among the first states to adopt the ISEET.

Tope attended a meeting organised by the Directorate of Technical Education on Friday with parents, teachers, educationists and students to get feedback on the new test.

ISEET, announced by the HRD ministry earlier this year, has been envisaged as a common national entrance test for engineering aspirants. The CBSE will conduct the two-part test, which will also take into account students' marks in the Class 12 board exam. States have the option of adopting the test as well as the weightage they would like to allot to each segment.