Though the CBSE did its best to conduct the AIPMT smoothly, for a handful of students, it turned out to be a nightmare. A few students were not permitted to enter the examination centres of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) after they came to past the 9.30am due date. More than 50 students, who were originating from spots like Raigad, Ratnagiri and Pune, griped that they were deferred on the way because of the present repairs and preoccupation along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
The Panvel examination centers included St Joseph High School, DAV, and New Horizon in New Panvel. An AIPMT authority said "We had strict guidelines to close the doors at 9.30 am. So all students who came to there even a moment late were not permitted inside."
In the mean time, at two other exam focuses "” Kendriya Vidyalaya-1, Colaba, and Arya Gurukul, Kalyan "” guardians lost their cool and had battles with the powers for not permitting students inside for being late. Besides, participation was poor at a few exam focuses, said school heads.
Taking all things together, 6,32,625 hopefuls were enrolled for the examination, out of which just 4,22,859 competitors downloaded concede cards. The examination was led at 1,065 focuses in 50 urban areas all through the nation and abroad.
At the Kalyan (east) focus, a trustee of Arya Gurukul said seven students came late. "When we didn't permit them in, guardians got stones and broke the glass of the security lodge, driving themselves in. We needed to call the police," said trustee Bharat Malik.
The guardians recorded a police protest against the school for not allowing their wards in. The school, on their part, recorded an instance of vandalism against guardians.
In Colaba as well, near to 20 hopefuls confronted the same issue. "We came to at 9.25 am yet our wards were not permitted in. The key said it was past 9.30 am and declined to listen to our supplications," said a guardian.