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25,000 aspirants from J&K take JKCET examinations
Competition radar scaling up
BISMAH MALIK
SRINAGAR, June 23: Despite hot weather, 25,000 students from Jammu and Kashmir lined up outside 22 examination centres in Jammu and Kashmir divisions, taking the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012-2013 today on the first day of the examinations.

The competition radar is scaling up among medicine and engineering career aspirants with 25000 students taking the Common Entrance test (CET) for 4,000 seats which started today, conducted by Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE).

Both the number of aspirants battling it out in the examinations as well as the number of vacancies has increased proportionately as compared to last year.

“There has been an overall increase in 700 vacancies whereas the number of aspirants has gone up by 3000,””BOPEE official sources revealed.

The examinations are being held across 22 centres in the state. The number of aspirants from Srinagar is higher than those from Jammu.

14,988 candidates took their examinations in Srinagar centres whereas 11602 examinees sat for the examinations in Jammu. The candidates are applying for bachelors in various professional programmes like MBBS, BE, BDS, BVSc, and other associated professional courses. The first round of examination conducted today was for Physics and Chemistry subjects with a weightage of 75 marks each. The duration for each paper was 90 minutes. Candidates who appeared for the examinations described Physics paper somewhat easier than Chemistry.

The examinations for Biology and Mathematics subjects are slated to be held tomorrow on 24 June.

BOPEE officials told KTNS that both the screened signatures as well as photographs of the students would be cross-checked at the time of examinations.

BOPEE authorities have also constituted flying check squads which would scrutinize securities and conduct of examinations in both Kashmir and Jammu divisions.

No reports of any breech in security or use of unfair means in examinations poured in. The answer keys are expected to be uploaded on BOPEE website by June 25.

Engineering aspirants are understood to be luckier in comparison to medical career seeking aspirants because of larger number of vacancies especially in private colleges.

Meanwhile, parents of the aspirants were a worried lot, waiting for their wards outside examination centres.

“My daughter has given in all the effort she could. This would be a breakthrough in her career, if she gets through. I am confident about her chances,” Muhammad Ramzan, hailing from Baramulla said.
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News Updated at : Sunday, June 24, 2012
 
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