Pune: To help Std XII students in the state appearing for entrance examinations for engineering and medical courses, Vidyarthi Mitra, a career coaching organisation, will conduct mock exams in MH-CET, JEE and NEET for students in both offline and online mode. The offline examination will take place on April 29 while the dates for online will be declared in next couple of days.
Supported by MLA Medha Kulkarni, this is the second year that such mock exams will be held by Vidyarthi Mitra.
The online exams will begin on the website VidyarthiMitra.org in the next couple of days. Exams will be conducted before CET and NEET which are scheduled to be held in the first week of May. The students are charged only Rs 199 for both the offline and online mock exam.
Speaking about the programme, K Ravindra of Vidyarthi Mitra said, “Last year, we conducted only the offline mock examination, which was inaugurated by School Education Minister Vinod Tawde and held only in Pune. It saw a turnout of around 1,000 students from the city. Hence, this year, we decided to conduct the examination state-wide. We are expecting at least 10,000 students to give the examination only in Pune.”
“Despite various coaching classes doing the assessment, the students do not get a fair idea of their preparation for the actual examination. We will be giving the students state-wise, district-wise ranks so that they can determine their exact position. This exam is like their exit poll,” Ravindra said.
The website will also be available to support the students through the admission process till around August. It will inform the students of different queries related to filling admission forms, cut-offs, fee structures, etc.
The organisation is also planning to start mock exams for students appearing for other competitive and entrance examinations like those of banking, railway, NDA, SSC, etc.
“In 15 days, we will also launch a mock exam for Railway jobs in Marathi medium, followed by others in due course. We are trying to bring in mock exams for all competitive as well as entrance examinations held in the state as well as the country,” Ravindra said.
The websites also published advertisements related to the examinations held for jobs in different government offices, entrance examinations, as well as information about educational courses held across the country.