PU Chemistry re-exam held; students relieved

PU Chemistry re-exam held; students relieved

PU Chemistry re-exam held; students relieved

Second year Pre-university (PU) students, who took the Chemistry re-examination on Tuesday, heaved a  sigh of relief as the examination passed off without fresh leaks and the question paper was termed “easy”.

“I am happy the exam is over. At least now I can enjoy my holidays without having to prepare all over again,” said S Vedika, a student.

Asked how she found the paper, she said: “The paper was quite easy and I am expecting around 50 marks out of the total 70.”

N Mohan, another student, said: “This exam was very easy and I am expecting above 60 marks. The first chemistry exam that I wrote on March 21 was very tough compared to this one,” he added.

While some are relieved that the examination is over, others like S Aishwariya and R Bindu have now set their sights on preparing for competitive entrance examinations.

Students of Kairalee Nikethan PU College, Aishwariya and Bindu have already taken the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) held on April 3 and will be attempting CET on May 4 and 5.

“The 12 days we got after the re-exam scheduled on March 31 was postponed were more of a holiday than time for preparation. Now, we have around 20 days for the CET. After a day or two, I will plunge into preparing for the exam,” said Aishwariya. Her friend Bindu said: “I want to pursue software engineering and I need to score in the entrances. There is no time to waste and early preparation will do me good.” Both the students are expecting above 60 marks in the chemistry paper.

Most of the students whom Deccan Herald spoke to said they had studied just a day before the examination.

For parents like Manjula, who was waiting outside an examination centre in Indiranagar for her daughter, the past 20 days of cancellation and rescheduling of the chemistry examination had been nothing short of a nightmare. “It meant  tension not just for the students but also parents like me. I feel like slapping the officials of PU department for subjecting students to such agony,” she said.

Apart from students, even PU department officials and staff involved in the conduct of the examination were relieved. A department official said no leaks were reported from any location and that the examination went off smoothly. Despite the ongoing agitation by the PU evaluators, Department of Pre-university Education Director Ramegowda reiterated that there would be no delay in the announcement of results.

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