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Physics teaser in medical test

Aspiring medical students, appearing for the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) on Sunday, found that the tricky physics paper would decide their fate.

Emerging out of the examination centres, students claimed that the question paper was easy but the physics paper would be the deciding factor. Ankit Kumar, a student of DAV Begusarai, said: “The paper was easy but the physics paper would decide as the questions were tricky.”

Echoing Ankit, another student, Dipti Bharti, said: “The physics paper was of IIT-JEE standard. Students who solved the physics paper well stand good chance of clearing the test.” Sources said physics questions in medical test are generally easy compared to questions set in engineering entrance test.

The three-hour question paper comprised 45 questions each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology. Each question carried four marks for correct answer, while every wrong answer would fetch a negative mark.

However, teachers of medical coaching had a different take.

Rohit Srivastava of Optimus Classes said: “Though the students complained that the physics paper was tough, the physics paper for medical aspirants is generally tricky.” The teacher claimed that the questions were of NCERT standard.

There was a report that some students had same roll numbers. Swadha, an examinee at Christ Church School, Gandhi Maidan, had a roll number similar to that of another examinee. Swadha told The Telegraph: “When I got to know that my roll number was the same as another student, I got tense and failed to focus on the test.”

The girl even complained to the invigilator but was asked to write the test on the instruction given by CBSE officials to the invigilator.

Srivastava claimed that when CBSE conducted the AIPMT test two years ago, the cut-off was 70 per cent and the students can expect the same this year too. The All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducted for the 15 per cent national quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India.

This year, the AIPMT replaced (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) NEET UG after the Supreme Court directive. The ministry of health and family welfare, after the Supreme Court directive, gave the go-ahead for AIPMT 2014.

Fifteen per cent of seats in government medical colleges in every state (except Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir) would be filled up through AIPMT test, while the respective state government would hold their own entrance test for the rest of the seats.