Coming as a shocker for around six lakh aspirants, the Supreme Court of India took the decision to scrap the All-India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) which was conducted on May 3, 2015, with a result of examination fraud. The apex court has directed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hold a fresh AIPMT entrance within four weeks.
A bench of Justices Amitava Roy and R K Agrawal held that if the court gave green signal to the May 3 exam, then it would give a wrong message among the students. The bench held that the most important task is to sustain the faith of the public in the exam system as transparent, fair, and worth of the candidates. The court rejected the suggestion to set apart the exam results of genuine students from the 44 “beneficiary candidates”. It also disagreed with the Board’s suggestion to conduct the exam after a delay of three to four months.
The top court’s decision has created turmoil among the students which has increased the level of competition at other universities. There are only two options left with the candidates either to apply to other universities or to give the re-test.
Option 1- Prepare for the re-test
With the decision of AIPMT exams to be held fresh, one good which has been associated is the extra time for the preparation. Every coin has two sides. There is no denying the fact that the decision has hampered the motivation of all those who had burnt the midnight oil for the exam. But, the best part is that you have got a direct experience of AIPMT exams. Now you know, where you got stuck in the exam, what type of patterns was followed and what all are your strong areas. Make a brush-up plan and revise the full syllabus within this four weeks time. Lay more importance in the areas of difficulties faced during the exam.
Option 2 – Looking for Other Options
Several aspirants have decided to apply in other universities as already a few options are left. There is no assurance that one will be able to perform well again in AIPMT 2015. Trying to be safe, many are considering the option of applying to other universities. If, in case, an aspirant fails to perform well enough in re-test of AIPMT, then he/she would be able to save one year from a drop-out. On the other hand, trying in APIMT again will provide a chance of getting a seat in the medical sector. A win-win in both way. The only thing which matters here is the confidence. Don’t lose self-confidence and hope to grab a seat. Brush up your preparations and give it a fresh try.
Experts say there will be more dropouts this year. If you fail to get a seat in AIPMT 2015 and even in any other university, don’t feel jaded. There is a good time for everything and everyone has its own luck to achieve things.