Candidates, who are taking preparation for common engineering test of 2013, are working hard to adjust to the new pattern of examination as board examinations are given 40% importance.
Take the case of Prince Saluja of Guru Nanak High School & Junior College. He is preparing for the IITs since the previous year. The decision of JEE authority to give 40% weightage to the board examinations has baffled him much as his sole aim was to clear the competitive examination. Now he is worried over the matter of shortage of time in preparation.
As an owner of a coaching centre, Nisha Kothari viewed that, students have to learn about time management. They have to give attention towards their board test as there is no other choice left for them. She further adds that students, who achieve top positions in AIEEE, obtain marks on an average of 75% to 80% in their board tests.
Abhishek Bansal, owner of another coaching center stated that students from rural areas may suffer for the modification in examination pattern. He fears that rural students may not be aware about this change in time. So there is a chance of wastage of time for them. Moreover, unlike the city students, they lack the opportunity to get good tutors to help them with their preparations.
Further discussion about the matter of implementation of the JEE will be held on June 5 between Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal & the state education ministers.