NEW DELHI : IIT Delhi has adopted the footsteps of IIT Kanpur and has confirmed to conduct its separate entranced examination from next year. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s plan of “one nation, one test” aka CET (Common Entrance Test) has been rejected by both of these premier tech-schools.

The decision flashed out after a critically important meeting of IIT Delhi Senate held at New Delhi.

A member who attended the Senate meeting said :

We will not accept the proposed single entrance test and will conduct our own exam. The proposed test impinges on the autonomy of IIT Delhi. The proposed test is academically unsound and procedurally untenable. We have asked the other IITs to reject the new system and join hands with IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur.

Speculations are that the senate will retain the current format of IIT-JEE. A committee is promptly to be set up to conduct the examination. This final verdict of IIT Delhi came soon after Sibal was firm on his decision of CET.

Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi

Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi

You should know that Kapil Sibal’s plan of single entrance examination for central engineering institutes like IITs, NITs and IITs, has been severely criticized throughout the country. Early this month, IIT Kanpur has decided to conduct its own entrance test. Since then there was pressure on IIT Delhi Senate to adopt IIT Kanpur methodology.


The HRD Ministry of India headed by Kapil Sibal on May 28, 2012 had decided to detonate IIT-JEE and had planned CET from next year. In this new format, 10+2 marks were also to be considered along with marks obtained in CET.

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