AIPMT 2015 Retest: Students Give Mixed Reactions

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 27 Jul 2015

Students appeared for the AIPMT 2015 retest amid tight security measures.


Thousands of students across the country took the re-exam of the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) on July 25, 2015 amid tight security measures like hair pat downs, strict dress code, etc.

The stringent security measures were implemented by the conducting body, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), to ensure that students do not cheat in the re-test.

The AIPMT 2015 entrance exam for admission in the most prestigious and state-run medical schools in the country was originally held on May 3, 2015.

However, the results of the exam were scrapped by the Supreme Court following reports of massive irregularities.

Aspirants, therefore, had to appear for the AIPMT for the second time this year at various centres across the country.

Students who took the re-exam had a mixed response to the questions when compared to the paper they took on May 3, 2015.

About 40,000 candidates, who appeared for the test at 67 centres across the city of Lucknow, said the chemistry paper was tough.

"Chemistry particularly was tough than the last time. However, I felt biology was easier," said Kartikeya Khanna, who took the exam at DPS near the Post Graduate Institute.

Another candidate, named Aditya, agreed that the chemistry questions were difficult as compared to the physics questions.

There was a mixed response in Ajmer. Some described the questions as tough, some said they were simpler and yet others thought they were of the same level as the last time.

Most of the candidates in Bhopal said this time the test was relatively easy than the one which was scrapped by the Supreme Court. Around 8,500 candidates took the retest in 18 exam centres in the Madhya Pradesh capital.

"Biology paper was much easier than the last time and the chemistry paper was OK.  However, physics was little difficult. But overall the test was easier this time," said Vinod Patidar from Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh.

As per some reports, a lot of candidates had to miss the exam as they reached the centres beyond the stipulated time.

Parents were seen arguing with security personnel to allow their children to enter the centre but were turned down.


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