Just 2 days before AIPMT was scheduled to take place, Supreme Court has released a new order which scrapped all State based entrance tests. NEET, the common entrance examination which came into discussion way back in 2012, has been reinstated in it’s place. Just 2 days prior to the test, AIPMT exam pattern changes and causes major outrage.
AIPMT Exam Pattern Changes
It’s certainly a hammerblow for all the Medical aspirants out there that the AIPMT exam pattern changes have happened just 2 days prior to the test. However, the effect will be more severely felt by those who had been preparing for State Entrance Exams. NEET, for this year at least, will be held in two rounds. The first round, which will be held on May 1, is intended for those who registered for AIPMT in the first place. Whether they will be allowed to appear for round 2 also is not clear as of now.
The second round, to be held on July 24, is mostly for accommodating those who were solely preparing for State Entrance Examinations, and hadn’t registered to take AIPMT. Registrations will probably reopen for them, and they are also being given extra time to prepare again. It remains to be seen, however, whether this is enough of a compensation, as two years of hard-work towards State Entrance Examinations has been undone by this decision.
Cumulative result will be declared on 17 August 2016. How this result will be prepared – given the two separate tests – also remains to be seen. It is expected that almost 6.5 Lakh students will appear for NEET 2016.
It’s hard to imagine a situation the urgency of which boils down to this level – that of scrapping several tests and instating a single, new one in it’s place, without any sort of prior notice. The fact that this was announced two days before the current exam – TWO days – further adds to the inscrutability of this decision. One can only understand the outrage which the appearing students must be going through.
We would like to wish the students appearing for round 1, to be held on 1st May, the very best of luck.