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JEE drops one question of online exam, decision on challenges today

Vanita Srivastava , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 30, 2014
First Published: 01:23 IST(30/4/2014) | Last Updated: 01:24 IST(30/4/2014)

Even as one question of Physics has been dropped from the online exam of JEE (mains) held on April 19, more than 1100 students have challenged some answers of the questions that were uploaded on the JEE website.

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The question No 7 of Physics of the online exam was dropped because none of the options were found to be correct. Nearly 14 lakh students had appeared for the JEE (mains) of which nearly 80,000 had appeared for the online exam on April 19.

The CBSE, which conducts the JEE(mains) exam had uploaded the answer key to the questions on April 28. Candidates were allowed to challenge the answers till 5 pm on April 29. But many faced problems since the option of ‘none of the above’ could not be uploaded till noon of April 29.

“It is for the first time that the students have got a chance to challenge the answers. In fact I have also got many mails also in this regard and all of them will be put before the expert committee which meets on Wednesday. The ultimate decision will be taken by the experts. I want to make this clear that if any answer is actually  found to be incorrect, then all the  students will benefit and not just who have challenged the answer by paying `1000,” Vineet Joshi, CBSE chairman told HT.

“We have found two answers of Physics and one answer of Chemistry as incorrect and our students have challenged it,” says an expert from FIITJEE in Delhi.

“We have found four questions of Physics and one question of Chemistry incorrect.  In one question of Physics, the answers in Hindi and English were different,” says Shailendra Maheshwari of Career Point, Kota. However, a senior IIT professor of Physics said: “All the Physics answers of the offline exam are correct.”

So far, the IITs have not allowed the students to challenge the answers they put on the website. The results of JEE(mains) will be declared on May 3. More than 280 students have earlier challenged their OMR sheets and computer responses.


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