CBSE announces 4 bonus marks for wrong question!
Prabha Dhavala, 27 Apr 2017, #JEE Main
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CBSE has just released the JEE Main 2017 Answer Key for Paper 1 again on April 27. A closer look at this answer key shows that CBSE has awarded 4 bonus marks for a question whose answer was 9 in the JEE Main exam. This question pertains to the offline question paper that was held by CBSE on April 2, 2017. All candidates have been awarded this bonus marks. It is unclear at this stage which question was deemed wrong. Check the details of the new Answer Key of JEE Main that has been published again on the website.


Exam: JEE Main 2017 conducted by CBSE


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The new Answer Key of JEE Main 2017 clearly specifies that 4 marks will be awarded to all candidates for the question where the answer was 9. Therefore, all candidates have been given the 4 marks as bonus for the question whose answer was wrongly given as 9.


The Answer Key earlier was announced on April 18 and candidates were allowed time till April 22 to challenge the answer keys announced then. Some candidates did send their objections. However CBSE has given a clarification on April 27 with the new answer key of JEE Main proclaiming the awarding of 4 bonus marks.


According to reports the question is in Mathematics and can be checked below:


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The result along with the score and rank of the candidates has been announced by CBSE on April 27, 2017 in the afternoon. After a series of glitches, candidates could finally access their JEE Main 2017 results by late afternoon.


Kalpit Veerwal has secured a perfect 360/360 in JEE Main thus securing the first rank and creating JEE Main history. Vrunda Rathi is the topper amongst the female candidates with AIR 71.


JEE Main 2017 Cutoff:

The cutoff declared by CBSE for qualifying in JEE Main is the lowest till date. The top 2,20,000 candidates qualifying in JEE Main will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2017.


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