The HSC examination is over, but the students’ worries are not over yet as there is hardly any time to sit back and relax. Undergraduate admission tests are just a few months away. Getting admission to a university of their choice is the priority for now.
Such is the competition to get into the top higher academic institutions that students often cannot imagine getting admission on their own. So admission seekers’ rush to coaching centers has already began, while many are still sifting through the brochures of various coaching centres to check out what suits their needs and pockets best.Admission tests in medical colleges, engineering universities and other public universities are getting tougher every year, with the number of applicants going up and seats remaining limited.
For many, the exams comes as the culmination of years of cramming, months of coaching and some sort of restricted personal lives. It is worthwhile though as the competition is ruthless and the tests, which may determine your career path, can only be taken twice in life.
So it is preparation time for those who are planning to sit for entrance tests. Many of you are attending coaching classes or have started preparation quite some time back. Getting a chance for study in engineering universities, medical colleges and other reputed public universities are getting tougher every year, with the number of applicants going up and seats remaining limited. Such is the competition to get into the top higher academic institutions that students often start taking preparation right after the HSC examination.
Alongside the fresh HSC passers, there are old students too who couldn’t manage a seat in their favourite institutions or didn’t get desired subjects in the previous year. Many of them prepared themselves all the year round for retaking the test this year.
Capitalising on the hectic competitive tests, hundreds of couching centres mushroomed across the country. These centres come with a promise of getting students ready for their big moment. Many students and their parents also believe that with a stint in a coaching centre, they stand a better chance.
Coaching centres might come in help to some extent but you shouldn’t solely depend on centres. Fix your own course of action. Analyse the previous year’s questionnaires and prepare yourself accordingly. Moreover you can seek advice from senior students who are already studying in your desired institutions.So the general belief among many students and their parents is that with a stint with a coaching centre, they stand a better chance. And parents are ready to pay extra bucks to hone their children’s skills before appearing for the tests. Capitalising on the admission tests, hundreds of couching centres have mushroomed across the country.
As the exams are only one or two months away, fix your goal and start taking preparation, find out your weak points and then fine tune your skills accordingly.
Many students apply in several universities and they have to visit from one division to another. A large number of students from rural areas will come in the capital for the Dhaka University admission test. Those who don’t have relatives in Dhaka generally stay in DU dorms, in the rooms of their senior’s who also hailed from the same region. Residential students generously facilitate one or two night’s stay for the admission takers. A curtsey they try to pay back which they too received while they were admission seekers.
However, the harsh truth is a lot of you are not going make it to your desired institution or subject. But “when you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way,” as Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho put it.
The writer is a freelance contributor