The cost of a lost opportunity
In India, entrance exams are a filtration system. The competitive examination system is designed to filter an otherwise unmanageable number of applicants for a limited number of seats in professional technical and medical education institutions. Given what hangs in the balance, the anxiety caused by the Covid pandemic, made worse by postponement of entrance exams, is understandable. Will students ‘miss’ a year? Will they be ineligible to appear for the exam next time? Will the competition be too fierce?