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national-level entrance test
NEW DELHI: Efforts are
underway to hold a single national-level entrance test for students to
get admission into engineering, medical and commercecourses from 2013,
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today said.
"Efforts will be put to
hold an All-India national test in Science and commerce from 2013. This
will smoothen the admission process into engineering, medical,
economics and commerce courses," Sibal said, addressing a meeting of
the Council of School Board of Education (COBSE) here.
He said this will reduce
burden on students who are appearing in multiple-tests for admission
into these sources.
The HRD Minister said the
all-India level entrance test will be on the lines of SIT in the US.
At the meeting, the COBSE
said it has prepared a core-curriculum for senior secondary classes in
science and mathematics subjects.
"There is 90 per cent
census among the school boards on the core-curriculum prepared on
science and mathematics," Sibal said.
A similar core curriculum will be prepared in commerce in three months.
Sibal had in August last
year pitched for a uniform core curriculum for Mathematics and Science
for all school boards. He had said a core curriculum could pave the way
for a common entrance exam for admission to professional courses