The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have found a solution to the printing error in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) paper held on April 11.
The paper had exchanged the subject headings for physics and mathematics. The moment the error was noticed, the IITs asked aspirants at all centres to ignore the subject headings and follow the question numbers, but there were still some who made the mistake.
On May 2, members of the Joint Admission Board met in Delhi to chalk out an adequate solution. They have decided to correct papers according to both — subject headings and question numbers — and take the higher score.
The corrective measure was put up on the website. It said: “Each Objective Response Sheet (both for Paper 1 & Paper 2) will be evaluated in two ways (sequential question number-wise and subject headings-wise). In each case the higher score of the two evaluations will be taken as the candidate’s score. Should one of the ways of evaluating lead to a mark below the minimum qualifying mark in one of the subjects, the other way will be deemed to be the ‘higher’ of the two scores.”
Around 4.72 lakh students took the exam and the results are expected on May 26.
The corrective measures for the errors in the Hindi version of the paper have also been put up on the website.