While waiting for the results expected on May 18,there is one thing which has added to the anxiety of students who appeared in the IIT-JEE 2012 this year. After the IIT-Delhi uploaded the answer-keys for the exam on its website,the students observed ambiguity in answers to four questions.
Questions carrying 14 marks were found to be having errors in the entrance examination for 2012.
IIT-JEE examination was conducted on April 8 and the answer-keys to the question papers were declared earlier this month after the evaluation of all optical response sheets (ORS).
Following the scrutiny of answer-sheets,it was ascertained that four questions were wrongly framed. Of the four questions,all candidates were awarded zero marks for two questions and there was no negative marking for the remaining two.
The wrong questions left many of the students confused. Consequently,many students did not attempt the questions.
In question no 6 of physics,there were two correct answers of the total four given. And,in question no 12 of the physics paper I and question no 56 of mathematics in paper II,all the four choices given were correct due to ambiguity in the question.
Ashok Aggarwal,father of a candidate,who appeared for the exam this year,said,My son spent a lot of time in attempting both the questions which carried two correct answers. He later preferred not to attempt the question,fearing negative marking.
In two of the answers,the institution has written in the answer-key that zero marks will be awarded to all. Until last year,grace marks were being awarded to students in similar situations.
The incorrect answers also highlight the random change in IIT evaluation policy. In JEE exam of 2011,12 free marks were awarded for wrong questions but,this year,no free marks were there.
When contacted,the IIT-Delhi officials said,We are looking into the ambiguities. But we will not be able to divulge any information before preparing the results.