Students had a difficult time accessing the results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2016 on Sunday as the server of the board’s website developed a technical glitch.
The results were declared at 10am but because of the snag, students struggled for hours to see their scores.
Sharvik Mittal, who got an All India Rank of 29 and topped the Kanpur zone of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the exams, could not check his marks till 4pm.
“There was some glitch on the server. All I knew was that I topped in Kanpur Zone till late afternoon. It was really frustrating as we kept on refreshing the computer to get marks,” Sharvik said.
Lucknow boy Divyanshu Saxena, who secured the 64th rank, was visibly upset after not being able to check his results. “This is not done,” he said.
Another candidate, Samridh Joshi, said the poor arrangement on the part of the IIT was “very shocking”.
The exam was organised by IIT Guwahati along with the Joint Admission Board 2016 across hundreds of centres in the country for admissions to engineering courses.
Not just candidates, Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, who helps poor meritorious students prepare for the JEE, took a pot shot on the examination conducting body’s failure to upload the result properly on the site.
“IITs are supposed to be best technological institute of the country. And if they are unable to show the result of 1.5 lakh candidates, one can imagine their preparedness for declaring the important result. Students and their parents had to anxiously wait for long hours that are a matter of concern,” Kumar said.
“We could check result of just one candidate till 3:30pm,” he said.
Most of the poor students at Super 30 in Patna skipped their breakfast and lunch as they wanted to check their result before eating anything.
About 2,00,000 students qualified for the exam by clearing JEE (Main). Students who cleared the Main, the first phase of all India common engineering entrance examination, were eligible to sit for the Advanced on May 22.
The performance of a candidate in Advanced will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the Indian School of Mines (ISM).