Sibal asks IIT for action on JEE errors by Sunday

Sibal on Monday summoned Professor M S Ananth, director of IIT-Madras, which was coordinating the entrance test this year, and expressed concerns of the government over the mistakes in the papers of IIT-JEE taken by nearly 4.7 lakh students.

He asked Ananth to put out the remedial measures in the IIT-JEE web site by Sunday so that students and their parents can clear their doubts.
Ananth has already submitted a report on the issue. He briefed him on how the mistakes could creep into the papers of IIT-JEE held on April 11, HRD ministry sources said.

Ananth also told Sibal that the Joint Admission Board (JAB) — the body for taking decision on IIT-JEE matters — would meet this week to evolve a solution to the problem emerging out of errors.

The IIT directors on Sunday met at IIT-Kanpur on the issue and decided to evolve a strategy to ensure that the mistakes do not affect the evaluation of papers and genuine students are not affected. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has already written to Sibal seeking cancellation of the test.
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.

The Hindi version of the papers carried wrong instructions. As per the English version, there were certain questions carrying 48 marks. However, the Hindi versions presented the same questions with wrong instruction that they carried 18 marks.
Meanwhile, a PIL filed in the Delhi High Court sought cancellation of the IIT-JEE and pressed for a fresh entrance exam. The matter is expected to come before the court on Tuesday.  
PTI

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