The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has completed preparations for this year's All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE). More than 11 lakh science students across the country will appear for the exam April 29.
In a press release, CBSE director for special examinations said that the preparations for the examination, which will be held both offline and online, were complete.
The director also added that "Admit cards to the candidates for the examinations have been dispatched to the students long back."
However, he said that the students who did not receive the admit card due to some reasons, can "download provisional admit cards from CBSE/AIEEE website."
According to the CBSE, around 10 lakh students will sit for the offline examination, which
will be organised at 1,735 centers across the country April 29 while another 1,64,000 candidates will take the online test at 221 examination centres.
Stating that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) cannot deny a student the
right to check evaluated answer scripts, the high court recently granted the provision to a student who claimed that he had done well in two subjects than what the marks reflected. He approached the court alleging that the board was not allowing him to check the answer scripts.
The -19-year-old Sharman Biswas approached the court in 2011, alleging that copies of the answers scripts in mathematics and computer science in the senior school examinations for 2010 were not being supplied to him by the CBSE. He secured 88 in English, 95 in physics, 90 in chemistry, 73 in mathematics and 83 in computer science. He claimed to have done better in mathematics and computer science.
Justice Ashok B. Hinchigeri observed that it is no more an ‘untouched’ area, as the Supreme Court has held that an examination board does not hold the evaluated answer books in ‘fiduciary relationship’. These bodies will have to permit inspection sought by the examinees (students or who take up exams). The court directed the CBSE to permit the student to look at the evaluated answer scripts. The court directed the student to go the regional office of the Board in Chennai with further directions to the board to permit the student to inspect the answer scripts by collecting administrative costs, if any.
Several errors in the Class 12 CBSE computer science paper on Monday left many students
confused and anxious. Schools have been receiving complains from both students and teachers about the errors in the questions. Question No. 1 had a syntax error. In one of its parts, a variable chance was given whose minimum and maximum values were asked but this variable was not there in the question at all. In the same question, a message was
In question No. 5, values of variables were not provided, while question No. 3 carried a technically wrong statement.
“I got confused with the statement and other errors in the question paper. It not only wasted time but also distracted me from concentrating on other questions. The errors really discouraged me,” said Sri Ranjani Prasanthi, a student of Class 12 in Salwan Public School, Mayur Vihar.
The students and teachers were concerned because there was just one day for revision.
“The students had math exam on Saturday and then just a day in hand for revision. It is difficult to revise the whole syllabus in a day. The dates should have been set according to convenience of students. Students will lose 8.5 marks due to these errors,” said Sangeeta Rawal, head of computer science department at DPS, Vasant Kunj.
The school has sent a letter to CBSE highlighting the errors.
As all questions were mandatory, the students had no option other than attempting these questions with assumptions.