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Students jittery about AIEEE exam

Students who appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on Sunday have still not gotten rid of their worries. Most of them believe that conducting the exam twice was a faulty decision.

delhi Updated: May 03, 2011 23:38 IST
Mallica Joshi

Students who appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on Sunday have still not gotten rid of their worries. Most of them believe that conducting the exam twice was a faulty decision.

Of the 12 lakh students who had registered for AIEEE, about 40,000 will be sitting for the examination on May 11.

These students could not give the exam on Sunday as the paper had been leaked and the exam was postponed by three hours. As their exam clashed with another entrance, these students were given a different date.

“Those students who will appear later have an undue advantage. They know the kind of question paper they will get. Plus, they are getting 10 days extra to prepare,” said Rohan Bharadwaj, who appeared for the test on Sunday.

Many of them visited the CBSE office on Monday, demanding a retest for all students. “Many students were harried as they had been standing in the sun since long. There were a lot of rumours. This is not a conducive atmosphere for such an important exam,” said Tanya Mahajan, a resident of Keshav Puram. The students will visit the CBSE office again on Wednesday.

Students on the other side of the fence, too, think that it would be unfair to have two tests as the ‘solution’ to the problem. “We are bound to get a tougher paper. The level of two papers can never be the same,” said Nishant Agarwal, who will take the test on May 11.

The CBSE, however, said they will ensure that the difficulty level of the new exam remains the same. “We will ensure no one is discriminated against,” said a senior CBSE official.

With inputs from Shaswati Das