Only 200 students check their JEE solutions - Final result on 18 May
IIT-Delhi received less than 200 responses from JEE candidates after it posted their answer scripts online for six days that ended on Thursday. IIT-D, which organized JEE this year, had give an opportunity to candidates to go through their evaluated answer scripts and point out if there was any technical error in reading the optical responses.
Nearly 4.8 lakh aspirants had appeared for JEE this year of which 101 complaints were received for the first paper and just 95 for the second paper. The representatives of all IITs will go through the complaints before declaring the final result on May 18.
“We were confident of not receiving too many complaints. In fact, more than half of the complaints received are not about any reading errors but are instead appeals to check the evaluation again. All representatives are now likely to meet on May 14 to consider the genuine complaints,” said professor G B Reddy, chairperson, JEE 2012. He said that images of nearly 9.6 lakh answer scripts—two per candidate — were uploaded as sometimes the optical mark scanner fails to detect an answer if the bubble has not been darkened properly.
This was for the first time that IITs had shown evaluated ORS to candidates. Reddy said IIT-D wanted to make the evaluation process transparent and error-free. Though “mercy-appeals” are not going to be considered, the officials will revise the total score of a candidate if a correct answer was not picked up. A candidate could lodge his complaints only once. Reddy said that JEE office has received feedback from candidates through letters too, however, they will not be considered. “Many aspirants called us on the phone too seeking help to access their answer scripts. We guided them through but did not accept any complaints over the phone,” Reddy said.