CHENNAI: All Plus-Two students, who had attempted question number 16 in section A of Part-II in Bio-zoology examination, shall be given one mark each, the Madras HC has held.
Passing orders on a batch of petitions, Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana told the Director of Government Exams to take necessary steps to award one mark each for students and/or recompute the marks if the evaluation is already done.
“When the multiple choices given for the question are all wrong, in the interest of the career of students, marks have to be awarded,” the judge said and added that the authorities have to be careful in setting the question papers.
Petitioners approached the court stating that the biology examination was conducted on March 31 and according to the textbook, the correct answer for the question is 85 per cent to 90 per cent, but the multiple choice answers did not have this right answer. Though one mark should be given to students, they complained that valuers had been given instructions to give one mark only if students had ticked either 80 or 90 percent or written the correct answer, they contended.