The students who appeared for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for second time on July 25 have a mixed feeling of anxiety and excitement before the results, likely to be declared on Monday.
The retest was held on the direction of the Supreme Court, which also cancelled the first AIPMT conducted on May 3 this year, following irregularities in the test.
As a result, the students had to go through the preparation process twice, thus bringing additional physical and mental pressure on them. The AIPMT aspirants are anxious as well as excited about the results.
“What will be my rank? Which medical college or city will I get? Such questions are going through my mind right now,” said Manish Kumar Sharma, an aspirant from Jaipur, who had been taking coaching from an institute in Kota. He said the aspirants had to go through a mental trauma this year, as they remained in dilemma since May 3 until the June 15 Supreme Court order paved the way for the second test.
Disha Aggarwal, a native of Balasore (Odisha) who had been taking coaching in another Kota institute, said, “Retest has delayed the academic session in medical colleges, but retest was necessary to prevent undue benefit to non-deserving aspirants who had cheated in the May 3 AIPMT.”
There are several aspirants, who got selected in the AIIMS examination this year but want to move to a better medical college on the basis of their all India rank (AIR) in AIPMT. One such student is Niladri Bhushan Mishra from Angul (Odisha), who has taken admission in AIIMS Bhubaneshwar after securing AIR 143 in the AIIMS examination. “It has been a pressure situation for AIPMT aspirants to bear cancellation of first AIPMT and later prepare again for re-AIPMT,” he said. “It took me some time to self motivate for preparing again for the AIPMT, but somehow I managed it,” he added.
Khushi Tiwari of Karauli (Rajasthan), who got AIR 128 in the AIIMS examination and has taken admission in AIIMS Jodhpur, is also looking forward to AIPMT results on Monday to seek admission in a better medical college. She wants admission in Maulana Azad Medical College of Delhi.
Around 50,000-55,000 AIPMT aspirants from different parts of the country took coaching for AIPMT in Kota this year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had organised AIPMT at over 1,000 examination centres across 50 cities in the country, in which more than 4 lakh aspirants took part.