With JEE Mains results set to be announced today, tension levels are sky high as more errors were discovered in the answer key provided by CBSE.
The exam is conducted for admission into engineering institutes across the country. Students who qualify the JEE Mains then appear for JEE Advanced which is necessary for admission into IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad.
The offline/pen and paper-based mode exam took place on April 4 and April 10 and on April 11 via the online/computer-based mode. Several mistakes were spotted in the answer key after it was released on April 18. Four faulty questions were found in set C for which CBSE granted four marks to all candidates.
Students don’t attempt such questions for fear of negative marking. Those who appeared for the online exam think it unfair that only the candidates who appeared for the offline exam will get extra marks. Bonus marks to all examinees can adversely affect the rankings of the students. 11 lakh children appear for the JEE exam and only 1.5 lakh get selected. In this case, bonus marks can prove to be very dicey for their futures.
If that was not enough, even more errors have been found. Different coaching institutes have come up with a variety of mistakes. Candidates have reported that there was a question for which all the alternatives given were wrong. CBSE charges Rs 1000 per challenge if someone wants to report an error or file a complaint. Many parents find the amount restrictive. If a student has to bring to notice 4 wrong questions then he/she will have to pay Rs 4000