Errors in JEE Main 2013 Online Test say many students!
April 9, 2013 Tuesday saw the first batch of students appearing for the JEE Main computer based exam in the first slot at 9 am. The computer based exam is the second mode offered to students by CBSE as part of the Common Entrance Test stage 1- the JEE Main 2013. The second mode was the paper based JEE Main 2013 which concluded on April 7, 2013 with a whopping nine lakh and more students attempting it.
Students who wrote the JEE Main 2013 online exam were very apprehensive giving the new online test for which there was only the information given by the CBSE to go by and no other clue. Moreover they were asked to report an hour and half early for registration. This was an inconvenience to students especially in the metros where they had to travel a long distance to the JEE Main 2013 online exam centres.
The students who wrote the JEE Main 2013 online tests reportedly spent a lot of time on the papers especially the Mathematics section. May of them felt that there were errors since they were unable to work out any solutions to the questions. They felt some of the questions were ambiguous.
The students were distressed as they have no recourse to check whether their answers are right. It may be mentioned here that the JEE Main 2013 Online exam has no provision of providing the students with the question papers immediately. CBSE has made arrangements to mail the questions at a later point which the students feel is wrong for them. Students say that the CBSE board ought to make arrangements to print the papers and give the students as soon as the exam is over to enable them to verify their answers with their teachers/ coaching classes.
Parents and student alike feel that CBSE should have made proper arrangement to supply an error free paper irrespective of the mode –online or offline. On the other hand, Vineet Joshi, Chairperson, CBSE says that the claims of the students will be looked into by experts who would announce their opinion on the error claims as soon as possible. He reiterated that CBSE has taken the utmost care in conducting the exam and that the students would be compensated if their claims turned out to be true.