AIPMT: CBSE asks candidates not to get pens along

  • Nikhil Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2015 08:31 IST

Coming up with few new instructions for the aspirants of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), which will be held on May 3, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed students not to get pens for the examination as those will be provided to them at the centre only.

The board will display answer key on the website prior to declaration of result on June 5, giving opportunity to the candidates to challenge in case of any ambiguity. The answer keys are likely to be displayed for three days between May 15 and May20.

The candidates will be given opportunity to make online challenge against the answer key on payment of Rs 1000 per response challenged. Rs 1000 per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the board.

The board has also directed the candidates not to wear digital watches with calculator as mentioned in the prospectus. Lot of confusion occurred at various centres last year as the examiners did not let the students enter the hall with any kind of watches on their wrist.

With just six days left, students are perturbed about their fate in AIPMT. Many are already having sleepless nights.

Arushi Mahajan, an AIPMT aspirant said, "I am unable to sleep as there is lot to study and moreover I am expecting the paper of a good level. I have though studied the concepts and even revised them twice, still I am keeping my fingers crossed."

Arvind Goyal, a city-based biology expert and academician, said students need to relax at this point of time and should not worry about the preparations of others.

"This is a revision stage and thus don't try to learn any new concepts and don't read any theory from a new book now. Try to solve previous year question papers if not already done so. To maximise the efficiency, it is recommended to take a short break of about 10 minutes after every one hour of studying but students must not sit with computer or watch television during these breaks."

He added that since biology carries 50% weightage in AIPMT, students should focus more on it.

Ashok Kataria, chemistry expert, advised that students should master important topics. He added that revision and preparation was must and so was food and sound sleep.

Vivek Gulati, physics expert, said, "Students should focus on their strong areas and try further strengthening these areas only, instead of targeting weak areas. NCERT exemplars must be revised again in physics. Students must stress on modern physics, waves and oscillations and thermodynamics which are the important topics in physics."

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