Staff Reporter

Over 5,500 candidates appear for model test

  • The upgradation of syllabi helped State Board students
  • Chemistry easiest for all; maths tough for CBSC students

    CHENNAI: The number of candidates who took the All India Engineering Entrance Examination model test, organised jointly by AIMS Education and Aarupadai Veedu Institiute of Technology, here crossed 5,500 last week.

    The test was held at nine centres in Chennai, besides at Coimbatore and Puducherry.

    More such exams

    Similar model exams in more cities are being planned.

    Maninya and Shishir of Kendriya Vidyalaya, CLRI, found the Chemistry paper easy, Maths tough and Physics mediocre.

    S.P. Arvinth and Swethasri, students of Vanavani Matriculation School in the IIT campus, which follows the State Board pattern in Plus Two, said Maths was easier than Physics.

    Another State Board student, C. Thiyagu, found Physics the easiest as did CBSE students Swetha and Sathyan.

    Overall, mathematics in the AIEEE pattern was tough for many CBSE students and not so for many State Board students. Chemistry was the easiest for all, said Gita Prabhu, AIMS director.

    Syllabus overhaul

    A reason for the State Board students not feeling disadvantaged compared to their CBSE peers in facing the AIEEE was the revamping and upgradation of the State Board syllabi, organisers said noting that the latest AIEEE pattern covered the XI standard syllabus of the CBSE.

    This helped the State Board students as they learnt these portions only in Standard XII. "The objective of our joining hands with AIMS to conduct this model exam was to create confidence in State board students so that they can perform well in the AIEEE," said Basker, General Manager, Operations, of the Vinayaka Missions University.

    Academician P.V. Navaneethakrishnan set the model paper.

    Cash prizes

    The model test's top three rankers will get cash prizes during a `discussion session' to be held on February 4 (9.30 a.m.) at Vani Mahal, T.Nagar. Participants should produce their AIEEE Model Exam hall tickets to attend the free session.

    Parents can accompany the students for the event, sponsored by Aarupadi Veedu Institute of Technology, Chennai.