Entrance Exams

Entrance Exams

Students opt for gap year to retake entrance exams

PUBLISH DATE 9th June 2017

Full Focus On Preparation Brings Them More Marks

The stigma attached to dropping a year and attempting any competitive entrance examinations for medical and engineering courses is slowly dissipating in the city.

Students and parents, who are focussed on their careers, think little about the social implications of dropping one year of education, evident from the growing number of students enrolling with coaching institutes for the repeaters' batch.

All top coaching institutes in the city have reported almost a 50% rise in the number of students for the repeaters' batch. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced allows two attempts but National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) has permitted three attempts.

Rajshekhar Ratrey , vicepresident, educational content at Toppr.com said, “Every year, of all the qualified students, 5060% are repeaters for NEET and JEE. Students planning to give it another attempt should identify their mistakes in the previous year and leverage all the learning.“

Durgesh Mangeshkar, director of IITians Prashikshan Kendra, said, “Students who know they have to put in 10 years studying medicine do not mind dropping another year for preparation.“