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CBSE fails to come clean on errors in AIPMT

Chandigarh Medical aspirants in the city were in for a disappointment after CBSE failed to upload the final answer key to the All India Pre Medical Test, the results of which were declared on Saturday.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 08, 2014 09:45 IST
Vivek Gupta

Chandigarh Medical aspirants in the city were in for a disappointment after CBSE failed to upload the final answer key to the All India Pre Medical Test, the results of which were declared on Saturday.

On May 17, CBSE had invited objections to erroneous questions which appeared in the test held on May 4.

While chemistry section had two incorrect questions, as many as six questions were found erroneous in the biology section, which accounts for the highest marks in the examination.

Demanding bonus marks for the incorrect questions, several students had filed objections to the board by submitting 1000 per question.

But even as the board declared the results of the examination on Saturday, students continue to remain clueless about the status of the incorrect questions.

Ruchit Singla, who notched the 110th rank in the all-India ranking released by the board, accused the board of giving a step-motherly treatment to the pre-medical examination.

“In JEE mains, CBSE uploaded the final answer keys and announced bonus marks for the four incorrect questions found in the question paper well before the declaration of results. But the board has not followed the same protocol in AIPMT, leaving many of us clueless,” she said.

Prakash Gupta, who secured the 26th in the exam and secured the highest marks in tricity said, “I don’t think the board has awarded any bonus marks for the incorrect questions.”

City-based academician Arvind Goyal, on whose petition the Punjab and Haryana high court directed CBSE to invite objections against the erroneous questions, said that the board has not fully complied with the court’s direction.

“Ideally the board should have first uploaded the revised answer keys and informed the students of the status of the questions. But it has acted in a non-transparent manner,” he said, warning that they would move the cour t ag ain if the board fails to upload the answer keys soon and bring clarity to the status of the incorrect questions. CBSE’s chairman Vineet Joshi could not be contacted.