Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, which has cancelled its on-campus entrance test for admission to Class XI on June 20 because of the pandemic, will conduct a mock test on June 19 to help the candidates prepare for the online test the next day.
The online tests will have multiple choice questions.
Headmaster Brahmachari Turiyachaitanya said since the applicants are students of Class X, they are required to be conversant with the system. “A test in the MCQ pattern entails that there will be negative marks for incorrect answers. Applicants are required to have two devices to appear for the online test — one for the test and the other for the Zoom meeting. Instructions regarding varied aspects of the tests have been uploaded on the institution’s website,” he said.
“During the mock test, students will go through the drill to get a complete hang of the format.”
There are several underprivileged applicants who are new to tests on digital platforms, a school official said. Many of them might have bought devices just for the test, he said. “During the mock test, we will guide them at every step.”
The timings for the mock tests will be informed over a WhatsApp group that will be created soon. The test schedules for the respective subjects have been uploaded on the school’s website.
The test link will be sent on the WhatsApp group around 10 minutes before the start of the exam. Applicants have to write their names in the slot for their subject while joining the meeting.
Details of the rules, so that unfair means are not adopted during the test, have been uploaded on the school’s website as well.
A list of candidates who clear the test and qualify for the online interview will be published on June 21 around 4pm.
The school is holding the test online as Class X board exams have been cancelled across the country because of the pandemic. “Last year, even though we could not conduct the on-campus test, a shortlist from the applicants could be drawn up for the interview on the basis of Class X board exam results,” said Brahmachari Turiyachaitanya.