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JEE (main) candidates don’t get copies of answer sheets

Education NewsSimilarly, no record of the answer keys will be given to students who have opted to take JEE (main) through online examination to be held on April 10 and 11. On the other hand, IITs give out carbon copies of the candidates’ answer sheets at the end of JEE (advanced).

Moreover, students have again been asked to deposit Rs 1,000 per question in case they have any objection to questions or answer keys. Last year, after a TOI report, the then CBSE chairperson had waived off the steep amount.

CBSE has said answer keys to JEE (main) will be made public on April 18 and scores of all candidates will be released on April 27. However, coaching institutes have already made the answer keys public. Students will have to file their objection within nine days.

Every year, there have been cases of wrong questions or answer keys. A professor of IIT-Delhi said, “Why should students pay such an exorbitant fee for mistakes made by CBSE. Answer keys should be released within 24-72 hours as students will still remember their own answers.”

Conducted by CBSE, JEE (main) is the gateway for admission to IITs as those in the top 25% percentile and with 75% marks in their Class XII board qualify to sit for JEE (advanced). Through JEE (main), admission is done in NITs, IIITs, engineering colleges of Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Source: The Times of India

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