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Firstly, I thought that I should let it go but then I thought that I must share my AIBE experience, because there are a few unique details which must be divulged.

My exam center was Delhi Institute for Rural Development (DIRD), a college affiliated to Indraprastha University (IPU), Delhi. You would be thinking that how does it matter, allotment of exam centres is a standard practice. Yes, it is but what to do when there are two institutions which go by the same name. What you are thinking is right, I reached the one which was not mine.

The confusion was compounded by the fact that both these institutions were located nearby each other and therefore the very brief address mentioned on the admit card was not of much help. Both the centres displayed the roll numbers of all the students whose center was either of them. They were displayed everywhere beginning from the college entrance to the examination room. Therefore, the students couldn't discover that they had reached the wrong center until the classroom started getting more number of candidates than the actual seating capacity of the room. Due to this severe mismanagement on the part of my center, a lot of students had to rush to the other center at the last moment thereby losing some of the valuable examination time in this unfortunate misadventure.

Having narrated this ordeal, now I move on to the AIBE experience!

For the first time ever since I chose law as my profession, I was ashamed of it.

Despite the exam being an open book exam, the students, I am sorry, the enrolled advocates, were asking, discussing and even exchanging their question papers (on which answers had been ticked) with each other. It wasnt the exam which was difficult but it was the environment which made concentration nothing less than a challenge. If this was not enough, candidates were walking around to see the responses of ther candidates. The question paper mentioned it clearly that the use of whitener was prohibited but candidates were even changing their responses by the use of whitener when they discovered that their response was different from the response of their newly made friend!

All this leads me to say that the debate doesnt end at the need for this exam but extends to the proper conducting of this exam so that the purpose of the exam is not defeated.

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