Entrance exam dates clash, leave Bhubaneswar students worried
The entrance exam dates for the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) and the common entrance examination for admission into integrated B. Sc. – B.Ed. in regional institutes of education of NCERT, located at Bhubaneswar, Ajmer, Bhopal and Mysore are scheduled to be held on 31st May, 2014 and this is giving hard time to Class 12th students.
NEST is conducted for admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar. “Since the competition is tough to qualify for any institute, I wanted to appear for both the tests so that I would succeed in one or the other. Both examinations start at 9 am.
“I can’t appear for both examinations,” said Srabani Mohanta, who has applied for both NEST and CEE for RIE. “It is difficult to make a choice,” said Ankur Sahoo, another student who also has applied for both these tests. NEST is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to NISER Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai, Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS). Besides, the Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC), Visva Bharati, will admit students for its integrated MSc course from the merit list of NEST 2014., which is being conducted at 45 centres across the country.