Now, Bihar Board gives zero to students who cleared JEE

Screenshot of Bihar School Examination Board website.

In yet another comedy of errors, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has given zero marks to several intermediate students who recently cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains). This is the third consecutive year when the Board is drawing flak for its major goof-ups.

The classic example of “reign of error” prevalent on the campus of BSEB is Bajrangi Kumar of Saran district. He cleared JEE (Mains) but secured zero in Physics as well as Chemistry in his intermediate result. Now he is running from pillar to post to find out how and where the officials erred.

Another glaring case is that of Sonu Kumar. He has secured the 5000th rank in this year’s JEE (Mains). But he was aghast to find that in different science subject theory papers, he has been awarded marks ranging from three to five.

Thousands of students like Sonu and Bajrangi on Friday took to the streets and stormed the BSEB office in Patna to protest the callous approach of teachers in awarding marks in 2018 intermediate examination.

To buttress their point, they pointed out yet another example of Board’s goof-up. Keshav Kumar of RKD College has secured 66 marks (in Alternative English) out of 50.

Though the Board initially said that it had reverified the marks and credentials of students, it gave in when major discrepancies were pointed out in the intermediate result. “The students can apply for scrutiny of their marks from June 9 onwards,” said BSEB chairman Anand Kishore.

The BSEB had drawn nationwide flak in 2016 as well as in 2017 on the issue of intermediate toppers. One of the toppers, Ruby Rai (in 2016), had to go to jail for forgery. The then BSEB chairman L P Singh was also put behind bars.

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