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JEE Mains answer key flawed, claims a new petition

In the petition, JEE aspirants claimed that the CBSE had erred in checking the answers of five questions for the online JEE (mains) exam held on April 23, 2013.

mumbai Updated: Jul 08, 2013 09:40 IST
Apoorva Puranik

With the on-going petitions surrounding the normalisation of class 12 marks and JEE scores, two other petitions, filed at the Hyderabad court, were heard on July 5.

The petitioners, Yash Mehrotra and V Venkat, JEE aspirants, claimed that the CBSE had erred in checking the answers of five questions for the online JEE (mains) exam held on April 23, 2013.

“The answer key is flawed since it has wrongly answered 5 questions, which has led to students getting lesser marks than deserved,” said Neeraj Mehrotra, Yash Mehrotra’s father.

The petitioners have requested the Hyderabad High Court to direct the CBSE authorities to award them marks for these questions and revise their ranking. The High court has now directed the CBSE to file a reply within seven days.

The JEE results have been mired in legal hassles because of the controversial normalisation formula.

The JEE (main) merit list, which is the final basis for admission to National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and other technical institutes like Delhi Technological University had left students, who had scored high marks in JEE advanced, with low ranks in the JEE mains due to the normalisation of marks.

A petition has been filed in Delhi High Court on the subject. One of the NIT is in Nagpur and many students from Mumbai are seeking admission in the institution.

“Parents are likely to file a case in Supreme Court on Monday against this normalisation formula which has disturbed the ranking system of the NIT examination,” said Neeraj Mehrotra.

The CBSE spokesperson said that they will comment only after consulting their legal experts.