The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Wednesday conducted the screening test of over 6000 aspirants across Kashmir for coaching under Chief Minister's Super-50 free tutorial programme.
The DSEK has set up one coaching centre in each district of valley under the programme wherein a group of 50 students would be provided coaching for medical and engineering entrance examinations of state and national level exams like JKCET, AIIMS, AMU and IIT (mains).
The Directorate had set up examination centres in different government schools for the aspirants who appeared in the screening test in two shifts.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Director School Education Kashmir, Dr Shah Faesal said the results of the screening test would be declared in a day or two and coaching classes would commence within this week.
"It was the first exercise by DSEK wherein most of the students had a first OMR experience. We tried our best to maintain the standards of the exam," he said.
Besides the super 50 program, DSEK has also set up a demand driven coaching programme for the students of other classes as well wherein no entrance test would be conducted. "For this purpose, coaching centres will be set up at cluster level," he said.
On Wednesday around 6166 students appeared in the screening test where in the DSEK had set up an objective type question paper.
As per the official figures, 1315 students appeared in Anantnag district while as 518 appeared in Kulgam, 245 in Shopian, 619 in Pulwama, 898 in Srinagar, 493 in Budgam, 321 in Ganderbal, 653 in Baramulla, 265 in Bandipora and 839 in Kupwara district.
Meanwhile, aspirants hailed the efforts of government for launching the initiative but demanded increase in the intake capacity of the students under the programme.
"The number should not be limited to 50 only. Other students who aspire for competitive exams should reap its benefits as well," said Farhan Bhat, an aspirant.