Students find biology easy, but worried about future of CET 

Students find biology easy, but worried about future of CET 

Uncertainity over MBBS, BDS; jittery about II PU maths marks

Students find biology easy, but worried about future of CET 

  Despite relatively “easy” biology and mathematics papers on the first day of the Common Entrance Test (CET) on Wednesday, students aspiring for medical, dental and engineering seats are worried.

For one, there is uncertainty surrounding the validity of the CET for entry into medical and dental colleges. Another, there is also worry among engineering seat aspirants over the issue of grace marks for the difficult II PU maths exam which they believe will severely affect their CET rankings. For engineering seats, 50% weightage is given to II PU results while the other 50% depends on CET.

 Pooja Ayachit, a student of Deeksha College, Talaghatpura is hopeful of getting more than 50 out of the total 60 in the biology exam. However, she is still not too pleased. She also gave her All India Pre-Medical Test on (AIPMT) Sunday.

“The paper was 10 times easier than the AIPMT. Although the biology section of the AIPMT was also easy overall, it was quite difficult compared to the CET paper,” she said. Further, Pooja said she and a number of friends had almost decided not to appear for the CET soon after the Supreme Court’s NEET ruling. “The decision on CET by the state government also came just a day before the AIMPMT. It was a last-minute decision,” she said.

 Without any coaching classes, Zohra Sanobar, a student of Government PU College, Varthur, is still confident of scoring above 50 in the biology paper. She had however not registered for the AIPMT/NEET-1, but said she is now compelled to register for the second phase of NEET on July 24.

“I prepared for my CET without any coaching. If I register for NEET, I will have to take up coaching as I do not think I will be able to crack it otherwise,” she said.

 Meanwhile, students like Rakshit V Kumar from ASC PU College, Magadi Road, said he is interested in pursuing engineering but was baffled by the II PU Maths exam this year. “I will get around 40 in the mathematics exam. However the PU maths paper will definitely affect my rankings. I did not do very well there,” he said.

 In all, 1.78 lakh candidates registered for the exam with 1.34 lakh attending the CET biology paper and 1.67 lakh writing the mathematics paper. 

Poor facilities

Students and parents complained about the lack of facilities in various colleges. For example, at the Domlur PU College, parents complained of not being provided any place to even catch a breath while waiting for their students. At Stacy Memorial PU College, students complained of great discomfort while giving mathematics exam due to frequent power cuts that did not ease the high temperatures.

Some of the students also complained of being allotted far off test centres.

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