Rajasthan Govt scraps RPET; Admission based on JEE Main and Class 12 merit list

The Rajasthan government has decided to scrap the state Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test (RPET) from this academic year 2015-16.

Every year, around 10,000 to 20,000 engineering seats were remained vacant. To avoid this, state government has decided to scrap RPET exam.

RPET is the qualifying entrance examination for admission to engineering / technology courses in engineering colleges across the state, which is conducted by the Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan.

The state govt has constituted a Centralised Admission Committee (CAC), consisting experts from the field of technical education, to look over into the admissions for the 2015-16 session.

The Higher & Technical Education Minister,Kali CharanSaraf said,ÔÇťAround 70% of the RPET seats are for Rajasthan's students. 50% of these seats will be filled through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2015 merit list and the remaining seats will be filled based on class 12 merit list.

The other 15% seats would fall under management quota, and the remaining 15% are reserved for non-Rajasthan candidates.

The state govt would use the percentile formula to prepare the class 12 merit list.

Earlier, around 48,787 students had appeared for the RPET 2014 examination over 64,766 seats. This made the government to scrap the RPET examination.

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