The Rajasthan pre engineering test (RPET) for admissions to engineering colleges in the State has been scrapped by the Rajasthan government. It has constituted a centralized admission committee (CAC), comprising experts from the field of technical education, to oversee the admissions for the 2015-16 session.
Technical Education Minister Kalicharan Saraf said, “Under the new system, 50 percent seats of the state’s engineering colleges will be filled through joint entrance examination (JEE) merit list. The remaining will be filed on the basis of the class XII merit list.”
He said that of the total seats, 15 percent seats would be allotted under the management quota and as many will be reserved for students from outside the State. Remaining 70 percent will be for students from the State.
The new model of admissions to private and government colleges is better than the earlier model and will save time, he added. It may be mentioned that that so far the admissions to the engineering colleges depended upon the RPET and RPET Notification would come out this time every year.