IITs admit errors worth 36 marks in JEE-2011.

New Delhi: In what may come as a major blow to many Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants, the IITs admitted on Sunday that the question paper for the IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) that had been conducted last month had errors amounting to about 36 marks.

The errors in the paper can critically affect the admission chances of thousands of aspirants in the test and prove to be a major setback to their performance.




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The IITs have now offered marks in three questions to all 4.8 lakh aspirants who had appeared for the test this year. However, the institutes will have to face questions from thousands of parents and students over the remaining questions that had errors in which the IITs will be awarding marks to some students and not to others.

The maximum damage because of the erroneous questions and the corrections that the IITs are trying to make by students who were able to spot the errors and had left the questions un-attempted due to fear of being negatively marked for incorrect answers.

There were errors worth 28 marks in the mathematics paper, which is more than the cutoff in the subject for the part four years, which is 1, 5, 7 and 11. This reveals the scale of the problem to be quite huge.

Also, the physics paper had errors worth 8 marks whereas the cutoffs for general candidates in physics over the past four years are 4, 0, 8 and 19.

The gravity of the errors on the part of the IITs in framing the question papers can be judged from the statistic that only 85 marks separate the math score of the 2010 JEE topper and the last selected student who is several thousands of ranks below.

These marks are about three times the marks of the errors in the math papers, that is, 28.

The multiple choice examination had consisted of two question papers. The first paper had errors worth 16 marks in four mathematics questions and another error in a four mark physics question.

The second paper also had errors in a four mark physics question, and 12 marks worth of errors in two mathematics questions, one of which was worth eight marks.

The nature of the errors were either critical typographical mistakes or were logically inconsistent statements. Also, certain questions that were supposed to have only one correct answer, had more than one.

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