Despite an ongoing demand from students regarding postponement of entrance exams on social media. A counter-trend and claims by several teachers, academicians, and another section of students claim that a further delay can be more detrimental than useful.
After several delays in conducting the engineering and medical entrance exam - JEE Main and NEET - students are fearing that any further postponement may affect their entire academic year. As several coaching institutes had informed indianexpress.com earlier, students are raising concerns over the delay and are finding it a challenge to stay focussed in the long-term.
The JEE Main, which was to be held in April, has now been postponed till September and NEET too has been deferred twice. It will be held in September. Several experts had also informed that with a higher delay and more practice, students have better chances of getting a good rank now. Since the competition is relatively high, the cut-off can also increase. However, there are students who have appeared for JEE Main in January and are now preparing for Advanced as they believe there would not be enough time left for it after Main.
However, many students are taking to Twitter to express their concerns over conducting the exams amid pandemic. Another section of students and academicians are demanding that the authorities should not postpone the competitive entrance exam any further. Students from disadvantaged areas or backgrounds believe that the online preparation would make it difficult for them to catch up as they lack proper resources.
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