NTA drops 10 questions from JEE answer key

HYDERABAD: After candidates raised concerns about the April 19 provisional answer key, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has removed 10 questions from the final provisional answer key of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main Session 2.

These questions may result in an addition in marks for candidates who took the exam on a specific date. The exam was held over many days and the removal of questions may affect only those who took the exam on a particular day.

In a statement, the NTA informed that candidates who took the exam on 'a specific date' will be awarded full marks. In the first session of the exam too, the NTA had dropped five questions in the final provisional answer key.

"For section A, if a question is dropped, full marks will be awarded to all candidates who have appeared, regardless of whether the question has been attempted or not," the NTA stated.

The same procedure will be followed if none of the options are found correct or a question is found to be wrong.

For section B, if a question is found to be incorrect or the question is dropped, four marks (+4) will be awarded to all those who attempted the question. The reason could be due to human or technical error, according to NTA.

Several aspiring candidates have breathed a sigh of relief as a result of the news. Following the release of the key, the NTA invited candidates to submit objections for a fee of Rs 200 per question. Changes to the final answer key were made based on candidates' feedback. After the final key is out, students now await the results.

“The NTA has yet to provide an exact date for the exam results. Every day, we get up and check the website, anxiously refreshing it all the time. I hope a date and time will be announced as soon as possible. It will help many students, families, and even faculty members calm down frayed nerves," said Manikyam James Rao, one of the candidates in the city awaiting his results.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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