Many city students taking the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET), which will be held on May 6, have not yet received admit cards.
The brochure states that April 30 is the last date for giving students admit cards, but most colleges have asked students to either come on April 30 or after that to collect the cards.
Apart from the last minute studying, running around for the admit card is adding to the stress.
"If there is a mistake in the admit card, then we will have to go to the main office to rectify it. If we get our admit cards on the last day, when will they do the corrections?" said Sameep Rehlan, 17.
More than 2.85 lakh students will be appearing for the MH-CET this year.
The MH-CET is the entrance test for medicine and engineering courses in the state and is one of the largest state
The exam will be held in two sessions with four subjects — Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Students compete for 4400 seats in medical colleges and about 80,000 engineering seats.
"My college has called me twice for the admit card and sent me back. Am I supposed to be spending time studying or doing these rounds for my admit card?" asked another student, who did not want to be named.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), which conducts the exam, said that it is the responsibility of colleges to provide admits cards.
The DMER prints the cards and send them to the colleges to give to their students.
"We have sent the admit cards and instructed colleges to give them to students before the last date. They should have done it in time," said director W B Tayde.