IP University admits to ‘wrong questions’ in medical entrance test
The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University admitted before the Delhi high court on Monday about wrong questions in the second stage of its medical common entrance test (CET) in May, for which the results had been rectified.
The university said seven erroneous questions of its MBBS Stage-II entrance test, identified by an expert panel, had been deleted and 21 marks awarded to candidates. It re-evaluated answers to 11 questions in chemistry and one for zoology, which were incorrect.
The results, which were out on May 27, have been revised on the basis of its committee’s findings and freshly declared on June 20.
The institution, which holds its test in two stages, said the errors were “neutralised by deleting the erroneous questions for the purpose of evaluation and all the examinees were compensated by awarding full marks allotted to each question deleted”.
It was done after some candidates complained of errors in the question papers, following which they were allowed to inspect their answer sheets along with the relevant question booklets and corresponding answer keys.
This was the second controversy to hit the country’s medical admission process after the Supreme Court scrapped a CBSE-conducted national test because of a question paper leak and reports of answer sheets being circulated with the help of electronic devices during the May exam.
The CBSE has been given time till August 17 to hold its All-India Pre-medical Test afresh and declare the results.
The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, however, need not hold fresh exams since it issued a notification on July 20, admitting errors in the CET Stage II question papers and declaring revised results.
The high court closed the case after hearing the university’s answer to a petition filed by a student who wanted to re-evaluate his CET Stage II answer sheet because marks from the May 27 results were “much below expectation”.
The student’s counsel, advocate Arvind Kumar Gupta, said the university didn’t give the petitioner the answer sheet along with answer key despite repeated requests, compelling him to move the high court last week. But the university took corrective action even before the case came up for hearing.
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