CHENNAI: The All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) — the Central medical examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses under the 15 per cent all-India quota and more in certain participating institutions — was held on Sunday.
The test from 10 am to 1 pm was at 41 centres in Chennai for candidates across Tamil Nadu. The AIPMT had 180 objective-type multiple choice questions from physics, chemistry and biology.
According to the CBSE Chennai region director Sudarshan nearly 25,000 candidates were registered for the test in the State.
There was confusion before the exam began as many students found the second page of the hall ticket blank. The students had to provide their personal details such as name and hall ticket number. Later the students were allowed to take the test after writing down the details.
Speaking to Express, Srikanth, father of Sri Nidhi from Vellore who took the test said, the system was that the hall ticket had to be downloaded online. For some students the second page was not printed. The officials allowed the students to take the test after the students wrote the details required.
Anupriya, from Trichy, said she found the question paper okay. “I studied in the State board. Competing with CBSE syllabus was tough. But still I tried to give my best. The test went on well though there was some confusion in the beginning of the test.”