More than 75% of Students Agree that Single Entrance Exam will be a Boon

Published On: 10 Jun 2011

 | Last Updated On: 14 Jun 2011

More than 75% of students agree that Single Entrance Exam for Engineering and Medical Courses would reduce the stress of studying for multiple entrance exams.


Minglebox “Voice of Youth” conducted an exclusive survey on - “Single Entrance Exam Boon or Bane to get the students opinion on the effects and advantages of Single Entrance Exam in India. Nearly 1000 students took this survey.


Reasons for the Survey:


How many Entrance Exams have you taken in the last 4 weeks to get an admission?


"I have to appear for a test conducted by Manipal tomorrow, another by VIT on Saturday and then BITSAT on Wednesday. After that I'll have to travel to Maharashtra for two tests. I am completely held up this month. Can I talk to you sometime next month?" this is the reply got when a student was asked to give his views on multiple Entrance exams.


After the Supreme Court's approval on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Exam for MBBS (NEET) and Post Graduate Medical courses, the government has now proposed to conduct a single test National Aptitude Test (NAT) for admissions to all Engineering and Technical courses.


Will the Single Entrance Exam be really of help to the students?


Results of the Survey:


Apart from single entrance exam helping students reduce stress of preparing for many entrance exams, another big question that comes up is, if state board students be affected with single entrance exam as the syllabus of Single Entrance Exam will be of higher standards?


54% of students feel that the syllabus change for single entrance exam will not affect the students studying in State board syllabus.


Another interesting outcome from the survey was, 70% of the students acknowledged that if Single Entrance Exam is implemented, colleges/Deemed universities who conduct their own entrance exams will be affected.


From this survey we could see that 62% of students are ready to spend upto 4 lakhs for a Professional course (Medical and Engineering).


Will All India Single Entrance Exam affect the Reservation policy for backward classes?

What is the fee that you are ready to pay for a Professional course (Medical and Engineering)?



Inference from this survey is that a Nation Wide Single Entrance Exam will be a boon to all the students who wish to start their professional career and this exam should enforce a student-friendly fee structure.


Looking for a platform to voice yourself? has launched a platform "Voice of Youth" for youngsters to discuss and express their views on different issues such as education, placements, colleges, peer pressure and careers etc.

Voice of Youth conducts survey’s on various issues and expects to engage young people from different communities, colleges and schools to not only share ideas but also respect and understand others opinions and views on a common ground.

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