IIT 2012: 10 lakh papers, but only 200 revaluations
Unperturbed by complaints on wrong answers and ambiguity in questions, the JEE officials have described their new initiative, of providing solutions and uploading the answer sheets of the aspirants before declaring the results, a 'great success'.chandigarh Updated: May 17, 2012 13:09 IST
Unperturbed by complaints on wrong answers and ambiguity in questions, the JEE officials have described their new initiative, of providing solutions and uploading the answer sheets of the aspirants before declaring the results, a 'great success'.
"We have got only 200 applications for revaluation. Considering the fact that there were around 10 lakh papers (2 for each candidate), this is such a small number. Does this not reflect that the students are satisfied by our evaluation and marking," organising chairman Dr GB Reddy said.
IIT had uploaded the corrected optical response sheets of every candidate on the JEE website to maintain transparency and avoid any errors. It is for the first time that the candidates got a chance to go through their answer sheets to see if they have been evaluated properly.
The evaluated answer sheets were available online from May 5 to May 10. The facility to submit requests for revision closed at 5 pm on May 10.
Ever since the solutions were uploaded by IIT, there have been complaints from students and academicians on incorrect solutions and ambiguous questions. One such complaint refers to a 'mistake' in question no 28 in paper 2 of Chemistry paper.
The complainant, Vijay Pratima Mittal, a professor of Chemistry claims the answer that has been mentioned in the solution sheet uploaded by IIT was wrong. Submitting reference material to justify that the answer provided by IIT was incorrect, the professor said she had written to the organising chairman and HRD ministry but had got no response.
"The question carries four marks and can affect the future of so many aspirants," she said.
Some ambiguity has also been found in a few questions. "The question 6 in Paper 2 of Physics is ambiguous," says a professor of Physics.
The IIT has admitted that two questions in the JEE 2012 paper were incorrect and had given zero marks to the candidates in these questions.