Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan has declared Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process (REAP) 2015 for offering entrance to different Undergraduate Engineering programs in the Engineering Colleges of Rajasthan. Previously, the engineering entrance exam held by the board was known as Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test (RPET). With REAP in position from this year, aspirants will be given admissions on the basis of their presentation either in JEE Main 2015 or in class 12, according to the choice opted by them in the online application.
While RPET was already fragmented by Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan in April 2015, the latest authorized name for engineering admission process, REAP, has been announced in May 2015.
RPET used to be conducted by the Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan for admission into the first year Undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor’s degree in different disciplines of Engineering, namely:
- Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)
The admission is open at different Government colleges as well as Government-aided or Private unaided technical institutes in Rajasthan, excluding the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani), Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur) and other deemed or private universities.
Under the new scheme, half of the Engineering seats in the state, will be filled based on the JEE Main 2015 merit list, whereas, the rest of the admissions will be based on Class XII merit list. Contenders can choose from either of the two as the selection medium. The board will arrange separate merit lists for the candidates admitted through the two dissimilar channels.
As per the officials of the Higher & Technical Education ministry, 70% of the total RPET seats are intended for Rajasthan students, while the rest 15% will be through the management quota. The rest 15% will be kept for non-Rajasthan candidates, whose merit list will be prepared on the basis of their JEE Main performance.
According to reports, the board will probably issue the REAP 2015 application forms shortly, this month. Over the years, Rajasthan had witnessed a firm decline in the number of candidates appearing for the engineering entrance examination RPET. Though the facts and figures of engineering seats in the state was persistently on the rise, admissions decided upon RPET kept decreasing. A meager 48,787 students appeared for RPET 2014 to compete for roughly 65,000 engineering seats in Rajasthan. Admissions through REAP is likely to reduce the number of unoccupied seats in many institutes of Rajasthan and offer more probability to worthy students.
RPET 2014 was conducted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. It was of a duration of three hours test, comprising of 40 objective type questions in each of the subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. On the whole, there were 120 questions, each carrying one mark. There was no negative marking. The Results of the examination were announced on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.