Riyaz Ul Khaliq
For second consecutive year, a students’ body in Kashmir has invited all the Common Entrance Test (CET) aspirants for a “mock” entrance test.
The step has been taken by Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), Jammu and Kashmir. The IJT started this program in 2015 “to acquaint the first timers with the professional entrance test techniques”.
Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, of late, has been making serious efforts in reaching out to student community and helping them sort out their problems. Recently, the pan Kashmir student body ran a campaign seeking roll back of fee hike by University of Kashmir (UoK) in UG and PG levels. They even met the Vice Chancellor of UoK putting forth the demands of Kashmir based students.
“It is pre-CET test aimed at preparing students for the actual Common Entrance Test to be held in May this year,” president IJT, Umar Sultan, told Kashmir Life.
The CET is held by Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) and students selected are admitted in various professional colleges of J&K including GMC Srinagar, Jammu and other engineering colleges.
“This mock test is like self-assessment of students as there is almost one month gap between IJT mock test and CET,” Umar said, “if students have any confusion, this test will help them clear such confusions.”
He added, “the IJT CET mock test is on same pattern as is being done by the BOPEE and the papers have been set by experts and leading teachers from Kashmir valley.”
This year, those aspirants who will participate in the IJT mock test will get on spot counselling as well. “Once students are done with mock test on April 17, they will have a discussion with our experts who will try to clear their confusions, if any,” Umar said.
“This way, students will be able to cope up with the grey areas, if any, in the subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology,” he further said appealing CET 2016 aspirants to register themselves for this golden opportunity.
Last year, he said, “it was our first experience; however, within short span of time we received good response and Alham du lillah students were satisfied with the experience.”
This year, the IJT has designated two centres for the scheduled mock test. “For Jammu division, the centre for mock test has been set in Doda and in Kashmir we shall have a centrally located venue in Srinagar,” Umar said.
He said that the registration of for CET mock test has already started, however, the exact location of examination centres shall be announced, soon.
Besides, the CET mock test, the IJT has been holding pan J&K Talent Search Test (TST) for students for making them understand “the changing trends in examination patterns and to acquaint them with evolution of knowledge”.
“Over 30000 students across Jammu and Kashmir participate in the TST, annually,” the IJT office bearers said. The IJT has kept a nominal charge for registration for TST.