As CBSE announced that the board exams for classes 10th and 12th will not be in their usual course in March and April but will take place in May and June has left a lot of students in an anxious state about their college admission.
It can be guessed that Universities that grant admissions solely on the basis of merit will have to wait and postpone their admission process to August-September after the board announces the result. These Universities can also participate in CUCET to change their admission pattern but things are still not out and clear as there is no formal announcement of CUCET and universities participating in it.
For Universities that grant admissions on the basis of entrance exams like NMIMS-NMAT, Symbiosis- SNAP, IP University entrances for various courses; As of no official dates of examination are announced except for a few private colleges like Ashoka University (April 7 and May 23), Christ University (April 18, April 22, May 8, and May 21), Jindal Global University (March 31 and May 5). These are subject to change and for others, Universities It is expected that they will postpone their admission process to August.
The international admissions will also be impacted by the delay in board exams. The application process will not get delayed and universities can grant conditional offers but for final admission, students have to wait for their results in August. Students might lose their college admission because of delayed admission in the UK, Europe, and Australia. Students might also miss the clearing round this year. The clearing round is for those who have not applied previously and apply after the board marks declared.
The same situation might not be for students planning to seek admission in the USA as the offers made there take only a minimum %of the board marks which does not really matter to a lot of universities. They can waive off the board marks criteria.
The positive outlook to all of this is students get more time to prepare for board exams but they will lose on the holidays and days for entrance preparation.
By Shirin Tarachandani