IIT directors discuss JEE question errors


The directors, who held a meeting at IIT-Kanpur, have decided that the Joint Admission Board (JAB), the body for taking decision on IIT-JEE matters, would meet next week to evolve a solution to the problem emerging out of errors in the JEE this year.

They worked out a method which will be again discussed at the JAB meeting next week. Several mistakes marked the IIT-Joint Entrance exam on April 11 which was taken by nearly 4.7 lakh students. Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal sought a report from IIT-Madras Director Prof M S Ananth in this regard.
The IIT-JEE papers carried a few printing errors as subject-heads of mathematics and physics were interchanged. Besides, certain questions were not printed in the Hindi version also.

The Hindi version of the papers carried wrong instructions. As per the English version of the paper, there were certain questions carrying 48 marks. However, the Hindi versions presented the same questions with the wrong instruction that they carried 18 marks.

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