JEE MAIN, NEET: Tension is at its peak among lakhs of aspirants and students, mainly due to suspicion over the conduct of exams and schedule, which were lined up over the next 2 months.
So far, IIT-JEE (April) and NEET entrance exams have been put off for an uncertain period.
On Tuesday, The Maharashtra government canceled the SSC examinations. Earlier, the postponement of the HSC board exams was announced. NEET entrance, initially scheduled on April 18, was suspended and a fresh date is expected soon. IIT-JEE (Mains), which was to be administered between April 27 and 30, is now postponed. CSIR-NET and UGC NET exams, planned between May 2 and 17, too, are also postponed.
This has left the scholar community in limbo as many have argued about the difficulty in concentrating on preparations and ineptitude to decide on their future study and career choices.
Lack of clarity about the exam timeline appears to be the greatest concern among students and mentors.
With Coronavirus cases rising every day, it is controversial that these national-level exams can be performed anytime soon. The only silver lining, some explain, is the extra time students now have to start preparations.
Durgesh Mangeshkar, director, IITian’s Prashikshan Kendra said students could feel irritated now, on the bright side, they have extra time to study.
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Addressing a similar opinion, Lalit Kumar, founder, and director, Prime Academy, mentioned students must ready a list of topics, based on their importance, and use this golden chance to better prepare. Candidates must remain focused on studies despite the rescheduled exam dates.
Sumita Ravi, a parent of a class XII student in the city, said exams must not be administered before the situation improves. Candidates must at least be notified they won’t have to take an exam before the date.
Pranav Kumar Jha, a NET aspirant, told that the postponement will give him extra time to concentrate on preparations.