BENGALURU: One would think that since the chemistry exam — which was postponed twice following leaks — concluded on Tuesday, second PU science students are breathing a sigh of relief.
However, they are upset and anxious that the exams have eaten into their preparation time for the upcoming entrance tests.
Several students complained to City Express that the two consecutive leaks of the chemistry question paper ruined their schedule to prepare for All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test, Common Entrance Test and other such exams.
Srikanth Reddy, a student of Shri Gururaja Parents and Teachers Association, Thyagarajanagar, said, “The postponement of the exams has had a negative effect on our preparation. If I had had a few more days, I could have relaxed and done everything perfectly.”
Due to the delay, he would have to increase his revision time from six to 12 hours a day, he added.
Rahul R from RV PU College, Jayanagar, was pleased with his performance in the chemistry paper as “it was easy”.
However, he wishes the exam had concluded on time, giving him more time to prepare for the entrance tests.
“I am taking several of them including JEE-Advanced,” Rahul said.
The rescheduling of the exams did not affect Satheesh Nischal, another student, much. “There was a lot of gap between the Board exams. I think there is sufficient time to prepare for the entrance tests scheduled to be held in May,” he said.
But the completion of the board exams is a relief, he added. “Even when the exams were postponed, we had holidays in between. I used the time to prepare for other tests too,” he added.
Rimmy Augustin, a lecturer at Christ PU College, said the rescheduled exam held on Tuesday was “pretty easy,” and easier than the leaked paper.
Criticising the lapses of the PU Board, he said it should make necessary security arrangements to prevent leaks in the future. “Such delays eat into the students’ valuable preparation time,” he added.