The Directorate of Technical Education, Assam has opened the application process for Assam CEE 2017 today. The common entrance examination is being conducted by DTE for admissions into 4-year Engineering course at Engineering Colleges/ Institutions of Assam. There are total 1,215 seats in government-run colleges and around 3,300 seats in private engineering colleges & State Universities of Assam which will be filled through Assam CEE 2017.
Only permanent residents of Assam are eligible to apply for Assam CEE 2017. The aspirants must have passed the qualifying exam (Class 12th) without any grace marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English with a minimum of 50% marks taken together in PCM. The minimum marks have been set as 45% for SC and 40% for ST candidates.
The eligible candidates are advised to go through the information brochure before filling the Assam CEE application form. The applications will remain open till May 5 at the official website www.dteassam.in. The applicants will also have to pay Rs. 600 as application fee which can be paid through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ Cash Deposit at any branch of State Bank of India.
Assam CEE 2017 will be conducted as a single paper having 120 questions. The questions will be equally divided among Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each question will carry 4 marks, while 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The question paper will be based on the syllabi followed by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council for 2017 batch. The exam will be held in Guwahati, Nagaon, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur, Silchar, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, and Tezpur.
Negative marking has been introduced for the first time in Assam CEE. Director of Technical Education Atul Borah said, “Since CEE will be only for the engineering aspirants from this year, we have decided to make it more compact. For the first time, the aspirants will have to tackle negative marking. There is no room for mistakes.” Earlier, Assam CEE was conducted for admissions in both engineering and medical courses, but after the introduction of compulsory national level medical entrance exam – NEET, CEE 2017 will cover only engineering courses.