CITLET expanded as Central Institute of Technology Lateral Entrance Test is conducted by this institute for admission to the third semester of the Bachelor of Technology course. The score of this test enables the test-takers to take lateral entry to the engineering course in 6 different branches in this institute located in Kokrajhar. This institute is affiliated to the Gauhati University.
Format of the test:
The test is conducted for a total of 100 marks and the duration if two-and-half hours. The test consists of two papers with 60 marks for the first paper and 40 for the second paper. The first paper will have questions from English, Computer Awareness, Graphics, mathematics, chemistry and physics. The second paper will be different for candidates on the basis of the branch of engineering for which they apply. The questions will be of multiple choice format with four options to choose.
Date and centres:
This test is generally conducted during the second Sunday of the month of May every year. The test is conducted only at Kokrajhar and not in any other centers.
Eligibility to apply:
To apply to this test, the applicants must be diploma holders in any recognized branch of engineering/technology. They must have secured the diploma with a minimum of 60% of marks or equivalent CGPA. The relaxation of 5% of marks is applicable to PH/ST/SC candidates. Even, candidates with Bachelor of Science degree with mathematics as a subject can apply to this test. These candidates must have secured at least 55% of marks, which is relaxed by 5% for PH/ST/SC.
The upper age limit to apply is 40 years, which is 45 for reserved category candidates and 43 for female and OBC candidates. This age limit must be met on the 1st of August in the year in which students apply.
Branch and appropriate intake capacity:
The intake capacity for the lateral entry into the B. Tech course for each of the following branches is 6:
- Electronics & Communication Engineering
- Information Technology
- Civil Engineering
- Food Processing Technology
- Instrumentation Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
Out of the total number of seats 40% are filled through JEE Main scores, while 60% is filled through CITLET exam.
The Central Institute of Technology follows the reservation policy as given below:
- 60% of seats are reserved for students belonging to Bodoland Territorial Council of the state of Assam, where in 60% will be for ST, 5% for SC, 15% for OBC and 20% for general category candidates.
- 20% of seats are reserved for students from north-east region exclusive of Bodoland Territorial Council.
- 17% of seats are for All India students exclusive of North-Eastern region.
- 3% is reserved for physically challenged candidates regardless of the region to which they belong to.
How to apply?
Generally, the issue of information brochure will begin from the month of February every year and the last date of submission will be in the middle/end of the month of April. The test is generally conducted during the month of May. Application for CITLET should be submitted online from the website of the Central Institute of Technology.