More students opt for PU revaluation

 Reason: A lingering hope that a difference of three to four marks might make a difference in their ranks in the Common Entrance Test (CET).

According to CET officials, a change of two marks in the student’s total might propel he or she by 50 ranks at the CET. A risk that perhaps seems to be worthwhile for most students applying for re-valuation.

It has been four days since the Pre-University results was announced, and still anxious students and tired parents were pouring in at the BangaloreOne centres and the PU department to apply for photocopies and revaluation of papers.

Braving the heat and confusion to pay the prescribed fee for the photocopies and revaluation, people streamed in and out of the PUC Board since 10 am on Monday morning. Vanashree, a student from Christ Junior College said she has got marks lower than anticipated in all the subjects and so had applied for photocopies.

“I scored 88 per cent in my exams but am hopeful that there will be a correction in my scores. I have right now applied for acquiring photocopies of my answer scripts in Chemistry and Maths,” she added.

Five other friends of her were also applying for revaluation. “Four of them scored between 80 to 85 percent while one scored 90 pc,” Vanashree said.

Adarsh S from Sheshadripuram Composite has applied for a revaluation for three papers - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, while Vishwas R from MES Kishora Kendra said he was applying for a revaluation in Mathematics, English and Biology. Shamana and Nayana N from Mount Carmel College have applied for revaluation of Chemistry and Mathematics papers. Shamana feels that colleges should be given the responsibility of collecting applications for photocopies and revaluation. "It makes more sense to put such a system in place rather than to make students come all the way to Bangalore, Mysore or Bijapur to submit a single application."

With the Common Entrance Test (CET) results to be declared on May 25, the lingering hope of a change in their rankings if there is an increase in their marks seems to attract students to apply for photocopies and then a  revaluation.

According to Pre-University Board Director Shankarnarayan, till Monday nearly 4,000-5,000 applications for photocopies of answer scripts were received. Not surprisingly, most of the students who came to the centres had applied for revaluation of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

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