The computer-based entrance exams run by the National Testing Agency begin on September 6th and end on September 11th. They take place in three slots from 8 a.m. in 24 centers across the country.
A total of 1.47 Lakh students have applied for the Masters programs, while 21,699 are vying for MPhil / PhD programs. The student entrance exams are held for three management courses, journalism, education and some special programs.
Most of the time, students who failed to score more than 90% on the board exams in Class XII have applied for such courses. Siddhant Chohan, an MA (social work) aspirant, said, “The mere thought of sitting for an entrance exam for two hours in this weather wearing a mask and gloves is exhausting.”