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AIEEE AIR/State Rank vs college and branch allotment to NITs


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Information provided  in this article has been reported to be obsolete. Hence comments are closed now. Please be advised that this article was sent to us by an ex-NIT student who pass-out in 2008. Thank you Vikram for proving the correct information. We advised all students to read the comment posted by VIKRAM KHANNA below. The Counselling structure has changed from 2008 and complete counselling dates and schedules can be downloaded fron ccb website. More details provided here.

The AIEEE result 2010 has just been announced and many students must be confused which college they may be getting admission to. Well, here is a quick way to understand AIEEE AIR or State Rank vs College and branch allocation.

Evey student will get two ranks, one is All India Rank or the AIR and another is the State Rank for your specific state. There are two counseling levels, one is All India Counseling (which will be completed first), followed by the State Counseling which usually starts just after the All India Counseling.

Students with higher AIR will be given a chance to select some seats based on preference in the All India Counseling. You will get an intimation if you are selected for the All India or Central Counseling. You can refer a tool like this one to check what college you may get based on the AIR. Fill the choices accordingly and you should be just fine. Please note that the All India counseling seat allocation is stricly based on the merit and preferences provided by the students.

If you do not get a better college through the All India Counseling, then there is yet another (and in fact even better) counseling called the State Counseling for the state specific seats. The state counseling is based on your state rank and it has nothing to do with your AIR. This is the good part and this means, even if you get an AIR of 65,000, if your state rank is good (good depends on how much seat quota your state has), you have high chances of getting into a top college like the NIT’s or the National Institutes of Technology.

For the state counseling, you need to check with the AIEEE team and the state counseling team. If you are selected for the state counseling, you can fill in your choices of colleges during the state counseling. The seat allocation is strictly based on your state rank, state quota and the preference submitted by the students. This is different for different state. For some states there are only few seat quotas while for some states there are huge number of seat quotas in the NIT’s. Please check with your respective state counseling team for more details on the same.

An article by Kumar Misha, ex-NIT student, sent to us by mail.


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  • yashi
    May 30, 2010 at 02:20:pm

    thanx this was very informing post…

  • sunil
    May 30, 2010 at 02:51:pm

    Hello sir, my state rank 121, air 43k+, will I still get NIT? plz reply.

  • piyush jain
    May 30, 2010 at 02:38:pm

    @sunil: congrats on such a high state rank. You surely will get an NIT in any state quota. My state rank is 2012 in AP and I was told that I have got chances to get into more than 1 NIT’s

  • ashish
    May 30, 2010 at 02:02:pm

    my rank is state leval 2713 plz gat nit kuk

  • prAKASH
    May 30, 2010 at 02:40:pm

    Sir, what is the aieee 2010 counselling date?? when it is going to be started?

  • sanjy
    May 30, 2010 at 02:47:pm

    my state rank is 5991&air 266996.will i get into nit

  • nipun
    May 30, 2010 at 02:58:pm

    hi, my state rank is 1200(punjab) and 35000 in aieee. will i get smethng

  • sachin
    May 30, 2010 at 02:36:pm

    sir my air rank is76265 what is better for me

  • sagar wahal
    May 30, 2010 at 02:21:pm

    My AIR In AIEEE 2010 is 42043. Maharashtra State rank is 2719. Do I stand a chance to get an NIT.

    Whether each NIT has quota for all the states or only for the state in which the NIT is located????

  • jajan
    May 30, 2010 at 03:54:pm

    my State category33 (done 12th from GaziabadSchool), My All India Rank (Overall) is 218632 and Category 144451 where state rank and category is 31353 and 20077 respectively. So I leave the hope of becoming engineer or still there is some hope and scope of my getting through some of the instituations. I am really very desparate. Please help.

  • jajan
    May 30, 2010 at 03:55:pm

    my State category 33 (done 12th from GaziabadSchool), My All India Rank (Overall) is 218632 and Category 144451 whereas state rank and category are 31353 and 20077 respectively. Should I leave the hope of becoming engineer or still there is some hope and scope of my getting through some of the instituations. I am really very desparate. Please help.

  • sanjeev singh
    May 30, 2010 at 03:04:pm


  • nitin
    May 30, 2010 at 03:09:pm

    i got 29226 air and 1511 state rank i belong to bihar what are my chances in nit patna

  • abhishek sharma
    May 30, 2010 at 03:38:pm

    sir my AIEEE AIR is 16000 and state rank[rajasthan]is 2350 do i have a chance in any NIT please reply sooooon.. And also tell me about my chances in private colleges

  • latika
    May 30, 2010 at 03:13:pm

    my all india category rank is 172440 and obc rank is 45302
    and my delhi state overall rank is 12688 and obc rank is 1467
    which colleges can i get easily???????

  • Amey
    May 30, 2010 at 03:11:pm

    Hi my state rank is 319 category 292 $ my AIR is 189051 category 126677 will i get into NIT’s

  • Shoiab Muhammad Meer
    May 30, 2010 at 03:54:pm

    Sir.I am from kashmir.I got 41 marks.Do i stand anywhere.

  • Deepali
    May 30, 2010 at 03:10:pm

    My overall rank is 44200 and state rank in MP is 2700. Will I get any NIT

  • Arti Nial
    May 30, 2010 at 03:00:pm

    Sir my category rank in 45000,and state category rank is 816.Can i get in NIT, IN ORISSA,plz suggest

  • pranjal gandhi
    May 30, 2010 at 03:02:pm

    sir my all india rank is 20080 and i have no state quota available can i get any n.i.t in chemical engineering …???? if yes which ones????

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