With CBSE and several state boards having rescheduled the class 12 board exams, board aspirants are actually worried about undergraduate (UG) admissions. Students are most involved about these universities that comply with a cut-off-based admission course of on class 12 boards marks such because the University of Delhi (DU) and Mumbai University (MU).
PC Joshi, pro-vice chancellor, DU, advised indianexpress.com, that going forward with DU admissions with out the CBSE board examination outcomes may be very tough as a result of yearly greater than 90 per cent of candidates are from the central board.
“This year, we had planned to provide 50 per cent weightage to class 12 marks and 50 per cent to Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) score. The fate of board exams is now uncertain but we have not yet decided if we will go ahead with only the entrance exam. DU admissions will continue to be merit-based; however, the criteria may get changed based on CBSE’s decision on board exams,” Joshi mentioned.
Harsh Gangwani, class 12 pupil of Jai Hindi College, Mumbai, mentioned that suspending the board exams isn’t a sensible determination and can waste a number of months of a pupil’s profession.
“The exams should have been cancelled as we do not know when the condition will be conducive to conduct the exams. Consequently, professional examinations such as chartered accountancy (CA), company secretary (CS), will also have to be rescheduled and the next academic year will also be delayed,” he added.
There are students who’re worried that some universities could swap to entrance exams as a substitute of merit-based admissions. “DU and IP University might roll out their entrance tests. Students are not prepared for sudden entrance exams as the syllabus and the registration process has not been shared yet. We are already three months late in the academic cycle, it would be helpful if such details are shared with us now,” mentioned Aditya Gaur, a category 12 pupil, Paramount International School, Dwarka. He aspires to affix BCA or BSc course at DU.
Students are additionally involved about numerous aggressive exams as most of them may even get rescheduled and aspirants could get lesser time to organize.
“Seeing the current situation of the pandemic the decision made has its pros and cons. The postponement might take a toll on the students appearing for entrance exams, be it CLAT, SLAT, AILET or the students appearing for JEE Advanced, BITSAT and NEET since the board exams dates might clash with these examinations and reduce the number of days before the exam which would have been utilised for revision for the exams,” mentioned Shivangi Vikas Mishra, Class 12 pupil, SAI International School, Meerut.