Now IITs can’t evaluate JEE 2014 Advanced Paper unless taken students feedback: High CourtDelhi High Court has directed IITs to seek complaints and queries from candidates about accuracy of the answer keys before assessing JEE Advanced 2014 optical response sheets, in what could have far- reaching implications for students and Indian Institutes of Technology, IITs.

The high court passed this order dated May 28th, in response to a PIL filed by an IIT Kharagpur professor Rajiv Kumar, regarding the wrong or ambiguous questions put through, which are routinely found in every years’ JEE papers. Kumar could not be reached for further comments.

The order directed IIT Kharagapur, the organising institute for JEE Advanced 2014, to invite objections from candidates and public/stakeholders regarding the accuracy of the answer keys before evaluating the Optical Response Sheets, ORS, and then consider the objections by subject experts so that any corrections, if required, could be made in the answer keys before initiating the evaluation of the ORS of JEE Advanced 2014.

Pramod Maheshwari, the CEO of an IIT-JEE coaching institute said, ‘This order is positive for students and puts a question mark on the credibility of IITs, revealing the manner in which they set up question papers.’

Subsequent to high court order, IIT-Kharagpur updated the JEE Advanced 2014 website, and appended the schedule for submitting queries or clarification about answer keys to the chairman of JEE from IIT Kharagpur (address- by June 5th, 2014.

The answer sheet of JEE Advanced 2014, is a machine- readable ORS. The answer sheets are graded and scrutinised with extreme care. The candidates can view the answer keys of JEE Advanced 2104 on the official JEE Advanced 2104 website from June 1st, 2014.

ORS of all candidates would have appeared both in Paper 1 and Paper 2, and will be on display on the website form June 8th to June 11th, 2014, along with the machine read responses, and the marks scored by the candidates.

Candidates can submit requests online to review, in case of any perceived errors in the machine read responses against what they marked in JEE Advanced 2104 exam.

Candidates will be charged at rate of Rs.500 per question to be reviewed. 
This post was published by Nishant Sinha, co-founder of askIITians.

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