The results for the All India Engineering/ Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) were declared on Sunday morning and Class 12 students from across boards logged on to see their results.
While the AIEEE is the entrance to the prestigious National Institutes of Technology (NIT), for most city students it is a backup plan. Apart from the NITs, over 150 engineering colleges in the country accept AIEEE scores. Every engineering college in the city also admits nine students under the all-India quota through the AIEEE score.
Reshma Rao, who scored 97 per cent in CBSE Class 12 ranked 1427. "I scored 169 / 432 and I think I have a decent chance to get into one of the National Institute of Technology (NIT). But I hope I will do well in CET and get into VJTI," said the student of RN Podar School.
This year, 10, 58,152 candidates attempted the exam from 1623 centers in 86 cities all over India and abroad. Surprisingly, students who did really well in Class 12 did not seem to make the cut in AIEEE. "I scored 91 per cent in my CBSE board exams, but did not qualify for the AIEEE. Even though the topic and concepts are same for both exams, the difficulty level of AIEEE pulled me down. I am now banking on my scores in BITS PILANI and MHT-CET," said Ipsita Bhattacharya, student of RN Podar School, Santacruz.