New Delhi: After the successful pilot test which was conducted last year, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to introduce the online All India Entrance Examination for Engineering (AIEEE) from 2012.

The initiative is aimed at making the examination process less cumbersome and to stop illegal practice of leaking question paper before examination.

The CBSE has decided to hold the online AIEEE exam as well as off-line (pen and paper test) at 65 centres across the country.

The examinees, who will appear in the online test will be given a concession, between Rs 150 and Rs 300, in examination fees.

The CBSE will conduct the online exam from May 7 to 25 in 22 cities which includes, Delhi - National Capital Region (excluding Faridabad), Lucknow, Noida, Allahabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, Kota, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Bhopal and Mumbai.

To facilitate students for filling online applications, a facilitation centre will be opened in those cities where forms were sold in the past.

To acquaint the candidates with the online process, software of mock-test will be uploaded on the CBSE website in December to help the examinees.