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Parents echo woes over biannual entrance exams

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Published : Jul 9, 2018, 1:32 am IST
Updated : Jul 9, 2018, 1:32 am IST

The CBSE conducted these examinations, which will now be managed by the NTA.

Prakash Javadekar (Photo: PTI | File)
 Prakash Javadekar (Photo: PTI | File)

MUMBAI: Union education minister Prakash Javadekar’s announcement on the setting up of a new agency, the national testing agency (NTA), to conduct engineering and medical entrance examinations, twice a year, has drawn mixed reactions from parents.

The CBSE  conducted these examinations, which will now be managed by the NTA. Moreover, instead of traditional pen-paper method, it would be online.

“The online system would favour students who are better at computers. Some may also crack codes and hack,” said a parent.

“Once-a-year exams puts pressure on students, because there is a year’s wait for the second attempt,” said Sheila Ramesh, parent of a JEE Main aspirant.

Jaya Rajan, another parent, said, “Two attempts a year would bring more students on the board. More students means more competition for admissions in engineering, IITs and medical colleges.”

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