COIMBATORE: Discrepancies between candidates’ marks on the scanned images of OMR answer sheets on the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) website and those on the selection list of directly recruited lecturers in government polytechnic colleges has caused great concern among thousands of candidates.
After receiving representations from candidates about the results published on November 7, the board withdrew the results on Monday. Later, the TRB published the scanned copies of the original OMR answer sheet, along with the marks awarded to the candidates, on its website, with reference to the final key of the examination.
The Teachers Recruitment Board took the decision after receiving more than 3,000 queries from the candidates for an explanation about the answer key published on its website and the examination result. The candidates became suspicious after about 400 candidates were selected from one district (Tirupur). In addition, more than 50 per cent of those selected were from other states.
In all cases, the marks on the selection list were much higher than the marks on the OMR answer sheets. Not even in one instance was the score on the selection list lower than the marks on the OMR sheet. In one case a candidate had only 50 marks on the OMR sheet, but had 130 on the selection list.
Meanwhile, demanding a reply from the candidates, the TRB, in a circular, said that any discrepancies they find may be brought to its notice immediately by registered post with acknowledgement due. This can also be handed over directly to the board’s Information Centre. The last date for it is December 18. After scrutinising the representations, the board will release the revised list for further processing, it added.