PMET: Parents want score, cancelled questions’ details
A day after Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, announced the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET) results, parents want the varsity to release actual scores of candidates and upload its findings on ambiguities in the exam.punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2016 11:42 IST
A day after Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, announced the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET) results, parents want the varsity to release actual scores of candidates and upload its findings on ambiguities in the exam.
Even as the university is reported to have declared 11 questions wrong in papers in both the shifts, it has not officially disclosed the findings of its experts committees constituted after 379 objections were submitted against 110 questions (49 in paper 1 and 61 in paper 2).
Sunita Madan, a Chandigarh-based parent, said for the sake of transparency and to clear confusion among students, in addition to the percentile score, the university should have uploaded subject-wise score and information about paper-wise questions that were finally cancelled along with adjustments made in the final score. Also, final changes in answer keys should have been made public, she said, while adding: “When other institutes, such as the All India Institute of Medical Science, can release actual score along with percentile, the Faridkot university should also follow the same practice.”
“What was the use of inviting objections, if the varsity had to withhold its findings?” questioned another parent, Kamaljeet Singh. The Patiala-based parents said by concealing information on dubious questions, the university has shirked its moral and professional responsibility, while leading to confusion among candidates.
“Parents will be forced to move court like last year if these details are not provided,” he said.
Several parents also want the university to release the optical mark recognition (OMR) answer sheets, as done by the Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE), to ensure transparency.
MAKE FORMAL REPRESENTATION, SAYS VARSITY REGISTRAR
While vice-chancellor Raj Bahadur could not be reached for comment, university registrar DS Sidhu said those raising these demands should make a written representation before the varsity. He said more than 14,000 students appeared for the exam and everyone has been expressing individual demands.
“We have already disclosed their rank and overall merit. If someone has any resentment, courts are open for them,” he said.