CBSE uploads answer key to pre-medical test

  • None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 18, 2014 15:44 IST

Under pressure from the medical aspirants, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) uploaded answer keys of the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) exam on its official website at on Saturday and invited objections from the candidates regarding erroneous questions.

Held on May 4, this year’s AIPMT s aw close to eight incorrect questions-two in the chemistry section and six in the biology section.

“Soon after the test, many candidates had demanded that the board upload answer keys so they could raise objections to the incorrect questions. I welcome the board’s move of inviting objections well before the declaration of result and hope that the objections submitted are considered with an open mind and they would be given subsequent relief,” said a local academician Arvind Goyal, who was also instrumental in getting a favorable direction on this issue from the Punjab and Haryana high court.

On April 30, the Punjab and Haryana high court had directed CBSE chair man to upload the key within one month to ensure that corrections were made before evaluation of the OMR answer sheets. Several students have already re gistered their objections with the board. Although there are no written directions issued by the board, it has been charging.

1000 per question. City-based medical aspirant Prakash Gupta said that he had submitted his objections to five questions- two in chemistry while the remaining in biology. “Students must be given bonus marks for the incorrect questions,” he said.

Meanwhile, medical aspirants have reason to be hopeful, with the board recently granting bonus marks to incorrect questions found in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE main). The examination saw one question in the offline test and three in the online examination incorrect.

CBSE, after receiving objections, cancelled the questions and awarded 12 bonus marks to candidates. Calling for similar bonus points, city-based teacher Ananya Ganguly said that since two chemistry questions carrying four marks each were found incorrect, students deserved full marks for them. Although CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi could be not contacted on Saturday, he had earlier said that the objections would be duly be considered by their expert panel.

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