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62 JEE applicants seek re-evaluation

delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2013 01:52 IST
Vanita Srivastava

Four days after the answer sheets of candidates who had taken the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2013 were put on a website, only 62 students have applied for re-evaluation.

Last year, the JEE office had received as many as 258 applications for re-evaluation. But the number of papers were 9 lakh as 4.5 lakh students had appeared in 2012.

“We have got around 62 applications for re-evaluation. The number may be even less as some applications could be faulty. Considering the fact that there were 3 lakh papers (two for each candidate), this is a very small number,” Dr H C Gupta, organising chairman, JEE (Advanced) — 2013, said.

Last year, it was for the first time that IIT uploaded the corrected optical response sheets of all the candidates on the JEE website to maintain transparency and avoid any errors.

This year the evaluated answer sheets were made available online from June 13 to June 17. The student had to pay R500 for each question to be reviewed.

“The initiative of providing solutions and uploading the answer sheets of the aspirants before declaring the results has been a great success. This year we have done double scanning and even used image integration for minimising any error in evaluation,” Dr Gupta said.

Compared to last year when IIT had admitted to two questions being incorrect and had given no marks to candidates in both, this year no question has been declared incorrect.

“After getting feedback and proper examination, we have simply allowed flexibility in options in two questions , one in paper I (maths) and another in paper 2 (physics),” he added.

Nearly 1.5 lakh students had appeared for the exam.