Supreme Court stays IIT JEE counselling, next hearing on July 10

The apex court also sought details of the petitions pending before the High Courts and the number of petitions challenging the IIT-JEE 2017 rank list, and awarding of additional marks to all candidates who had appeared in the test.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 2:49 pm
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The Supreme Court has today stayed Joint Entrance Exam counselling (JEE) counselling across the country due to anomalies in question paper. On June 30, a petition was filed challenging Indian Institute of Technology’s decision to grant grace marks to all students for misprinted questions in JEE. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar also restrained the High Courts from entertaining any writ petition relating to counselling and admissions to the IITs from today
onwards.

The apex court also sought details of the petitions pending before the High Courts and the number of petitions challenging the IIT-JEE 2017 rank list, and awarding of additional marks to all candidates who had appeared in the test. The bench listed the matter for further hearing on July
10.

The apex court has sought reply from the Centre and the IIT Madras (exam conducting body) on why 7 additional grace marks were awarded even to aspirants who did not attempt the questions.
IITs have earlier decided to give 11 marks as the bonus to all students for three ‘ambiguous’ questions asked in the JEE (Advanced) held on May 21.

The petition, filed by IIT aspirant Aishwarya Agarwal, had sought the court’s direction to declare that the action of awarding “bonus marks” to the candidates who had appeared in the JEE (Advanced) 2017 examination was wrong and violated her right, as well as that of other students.

The petitioner also sought a direction for preparation of the all-The petitioner also sought a direction for preparation of the all-India rank list after rectifying the scores of JEE (Advanced). She has demanded to award marks for the incorrect questions to the candidates who had attempted the right answers. The plea has sought that the IIT Madras should re-conduct the examination and the merit list should be prepared on the basis of the new result. It also proposed to grant all students another opportunity to appear in the examination to be conducted next year.

With inputs from PTI

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    Aman Raj
    Jul 10, 2017 at 11:04 am
    This girl, gets a midnight dream to scare 50 thousand students and ruin their life... Stay away girl.. We don't have this much patience! if any re-test or re-marking is done, it will get more messy and lead to distress and anxiety.. Leading to bigger issues.. So, the hon'ble court should let the counselling proceed as it is, and let the students who have problem give the exam for another year,,, be it the second attempters... Stop this nonsense! I am so worried about my future! I can't sleep.. just because of this girl! The court should have rejected it.. as it is too late to question!
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      Shiv
      Jul 10, 2017 at 7:59 am
      There should be retest
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        Aman Raj
        Jul 10, 2017 at 11:06 am
        No, it would make it worse.. as the students willing to take admissions in NITs , IIITs, and other GFTIs would suffer for no reason...
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        Sachin
        Jul 8, 2017 at 8:34 pm
        Yes, This totally right.Do the same for jee mains also.It must also be reconsidered
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          Aman Raj
          Jul 10, 2017 at 11:10 am
          Oh wow! You must not have qualified in jee mains.. Thats why you are posting this comment.. You are such a baby!
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            Aditya
            Jul 11, 2017 at 1:07 am
            Correct aman such things must not be said and students should happily accept the marks they got and such bull should be stopped.honourable supreme court took a very right desicion by starting counselling again
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          Dinesh Shirvaikar
          Jul 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm
          Indian judiciary is going from bad to worse. First there was the ic decision reg. NEET last year which even a Std X student would have realized was wrong and impact lakhs of students last year, which these eminent judges couldn't see. And now, this. Was Aishwarya Agarwal sleeping when the decision was announced by IITs, to challenge it then itself, instead of so late in the day when more than half the admissions are over, she has woken up and realized the so-called 'injustice' ? Surely there would have been legal means to put an immediate stay on the admission process as soon as the decision was announced? And could the judges not have dismissed it considering the stage of admissions when this has been filed? Surely the judges are expected to have more sense then the ordinary person, but this seems to be an impression that is fast being dispelled. Those who didn't attempt the question may have realized that it was wrong and hence didn't attempt it. So they shud also get marks
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            rajan modi
            Jul 10, 2017 at 9:39 am
            i agree with your comments this has been intentionally done in order to disturb the complete process and plea to get chance in a next year since girls quote is there in 2018 jee advance and it looks as this is her last chance
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              Santosh Ujjwal
              Jul 10, 2017 at 10:40 am
              She has appealed long ago. It has taken time for the Court to respond
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              Saurabh
              Jul 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm
              Supreme Court must retest again and fresh merit list issue
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                subramanian
                Jul 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm
                even one mark will make different, iit madras has not done enough home work, 17 marks is huge difference, definitely it will make some one to get iit, some one to lloose iit seat, 17 marks makes all 50000 student a shake, if one person is not getting seat at iit, then he will say i would have applied nit, now my chances are less, so so better to conduct re exam and give questions which are having correct answers, no ambiquity should be there, iit professors are supposed to be very highly educated and very high accuracy , something somewhere went wrong, white paper should have to be submitted, which iit donethis year, last you see tough questions but clear cut answers, so it is beter to have tough questions , rather having easy questions and some questions answers are ambiquity, so either you attempt or not given full marks ,no it is not right on the part of the iit who have made the paper and they should be questioned, better to tell another iit to select questions and pr
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                  subramanian
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm
                  iit jee better to conduct retest , it will be otherwise worst situation, now by giving marks and removing marks it will become mess, rank will change, some may get and others may ask to go, what nonsense , it is conduct re test , give correct question paper have clear cut answers, no ambiquity on any part, madras iit killed iit aspirants
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                    Ujjwal gautam
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                    Yeh bik gayi h IITs, saare mil ke humein pagal bana rhe h. :p
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