(News) IIT official admits mistakes in papers; asks students not to panic

IIT official admits mistakes in papers; asks students not to panic

After two reports by the TOI on blunders in this year's IIT-JEE, the organising committee on Thursday finally admitted mistakes but asked students not to panic.

Mistakes would not affect evaluation, the organisers said. "There are certain minor mistakes in the papers here and there. But I can assure the candidates that these mistakes will not affect their performance. They will be taken care of during evaluation of papers," T S Natarajan, chairperson of IIT-JEE organising committee, said.

Natarajan said there were a few printing errors in the question papers. He admitted the papers carried a printing error as subject-heads of mathematics and physics were interchanged. The Hindi version of the papers also carried wrong instructions. As per the English version of the paper, there were certain questions carrying 48 marks. However, the Hindi versions presented the same questions with wrong instruction that they carried 18 marks. Besides, certain questions were not printed in the Hindi version. "All efforts will be taken to ensure that such printing mistakes do not occur in future," Natarajan said.

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Courtesy:- Times of India