IIT aspirant challenges JEE Mains 2016 answer key in Punjab and Haryana High Court

Harasees Nanda, an IIT aspirant who took the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) has moved to the Punjab and Haryana High court on May 23, 2016, against the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE). Nanda filed a case claiming the answer key released by CBSE for JEE Mains 2016 on April 16, was incorrect.

Nanda secured 155 marks in JEE Mains
2016 according to the official answer key. However, he claims his score should
be 165 on the grounds that the official answer key has errors. He has appealed
to the Court for rectification of the official answer key.

Nanda has claimed that two
answers in the key did not conform to the answer prescribed in the NCERT books.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice
to CBSE demanding a reply by June 6, 2016.

The Deputy Secretary of JEE Unit,
J. K. Yadav, told PaGaLGuY, “The verification of answer keys goes through a
lengthy process, and it is usually rectified at three levels. If in case it is
wrong, then the marks for the error will be awarded to every candidate who took
JEE Mains 2016.”

If Mains answer key is revised
and marks are awarded to each candidate, then it poses a big question for JEE aspirants.
What will be the course of action for candidates
who failed to qualify for Advanced by a margin of few marks and might qualify
now? “Every year numerous cases are filed pertaining to the answer keys. The
possibility of the answer key being wrong is negligible,” said Yadav.

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