Monday, May 16, 2011

Errors in JEE-2011


The rate at which JEE has been getting into a mess -- thanks to the wonders of the RTI Act -- makes you wonder how many pre-RTI skeletons are still hidden in IITs' closet. In the latest episode of egg-meets-face, the IITs have admitted that "[the 2001 JEE] question papers ... had errors worth a mammoth 36 marks."

[The ToI report says the errors are worth 30 marks. All I could find at the JEE website is this page which, as a piece of public communication, has FAIL written all over it. The only thing I could glean from it is that every candidate will get 12 marks, because the three math questions were fatally pathological.]

Here's HT's Charu Kasturi on what these numbers mean:

The 28 marks worth errors in math are more than the cut-off in the subject for the past four years - 1, 5, 7 and 11 - revealing the scale of the problem. The cut-offs for physics - where the 2011 JEE had eight marks worth errors - were 4, 0, 8 and 19 for general candidates over the past four years.

1 Comments:

  1. WebMiner said...

    About time high fliers from several decades of JEE stopped believing they are some higher caste specimens. For every one of them there were at least a thousand other kids who were as bright and well-rehearsed at class 12, who then got a lemon for college education. Life is so brutal. (Disclosure: I am a JEE beneficiary and I think it is among the most wretched soul-draining experiences for Indian youth.)