Sunday, 16 June 2013

Experts blame lack of time for poor NEET showing - Source LT

By the time Maharashtra State decided to participate in NEET, students were left with little time for the preparations 
Another reason which played havoc with our students' performance was the system of negative marking .
Educationalists and academicians in the city feel that there are several reasons for the poor performance of our State students in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) held for admission in medical courses.
Talking to LT principal of Deogiri College Dr S Thore said there are several reasons for the poor showing of our students in the NEET. "One of them was uncertainty about the State's participation in the first-ever NEET. By the time our State decided to participate in it, students were left with little time for the preparations. It is necessary for students to study curricula of both XI and XII, but they could concentrate only on the latter for lack of sufficient time. Another reason which played havoc with their performance was the system of negative marking introduced for the first time," he maintained.
Dr Thore said undoubtedly our students are best in studies, but they lacked proper planning for the NEET which was conducted for the first time.
Principal of Maulana Azad College Dr Maqdoom Farooqui said, "Apart from the uncertainty about the NEET, lack of knowledge about its pattern had a drastic effect on the students' performance."
He said it generally happens with the first batch. "As students get accustomed themselves with this national test, I see no reason why our they cannot perform better," he said, while exuding confidence that Maharashtra students will definitely outperform their counterparts from other states.
Director of Narayana Academy Dr M F Mallick says little knowledge about the NEET syllabus among students and teachers is to be blamed for the poor showing of our students in the first-ever national entrance test.
"Local students had a practice of studying only 12th standard syllabus prescribed by the local board for State level entrance test — MHT-CET. However, for the national level entrance test — NEET — one needs to study NCERT books. Even our teachers don't have these books," he said.
Dr Mallick said there is no doubt that the pass percentage of the State will go up and our students will find place in the list of Top-500. By the time Maharashtra State decided to participate in NEET, students were left with little time for the preparations 
Another reason which played havoc with our students' performance was the system of negative marking

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