Common Entrance Test aspirants, who anxiously await their brochures and application forms, are on tenterhooks. With their pre-university exams slated to start on March 18, students are worried that these application modalities will eat into their study time.

The delay in issuing applications this time, owing to bureaucratic hold-ups has now extended well into the preparation time for their II pre-university examination.

Already late by over a month, compared to three previous years, this time these students who are under inordinate stress to perform in their school and PU public examinations will be forced to spend time visiting their campuses to collect applications and brochures.