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Prefer JEE candidates who used exact numerical value, IIT-Kanpur told

Justice S Vaidyanathan gave the directive while allowing a writ petition from L Lakshmi Sree, who wrote the JEE in Chennai on May 20.

Published: 06th July 2018 05:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2018 05:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI : The Madras High Court has directed the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K) to give preference to candidates who have answered in exact numerical value in decimal notation, rounding off to second decimal place, to candidates who answered by rounding off values to one decimal point or without any decimal notation in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced-2018).Justice S Vaidyanathan gave the directive while allowing a writ petition from L Lakshmi Sree, who wrote the JEE in Chennai on May 20.

Petitioner said candidates were instructed to answer in correct numerical value in decimal notation rounded off to the second decimal place. Full marks are to be given only if answered as per the instructions. According to petitioner, as per the instructions, she spent quality time to answer the questions by entering correct numerical value in decimal notation rounding off to second decimal. However, some candidates, without reading the instructions carefully, had answered with one decimal point or without any decimal notation, she added.

Subsequently, the authorities concerned made a clarification on their website stating that “If an answer is the integer 11, all the answers entered as 11, 11.0, or 11.00 will be correct.”The petitioner wrote an e-mail to the authorities concerned on June 1 stating that awarding marks to candidates who had not strictly followed the original instructions would affect the marks and ranks of those who had followed the instructions spending time. Since there was no reply from the authorities, she filed the present petition.

Admitting the plea on June 7 and passing an interim order, the court had directed the authorities to evaluate papers based only on original instructions and if evaluation was made based on the clarification, allotment of seats should not be made till further orders.When the plea was taken up for final hearing on July 2 last, the authorities argued that evaluation in both ways would not alter the total number of candidates selected.The judge allowed the petition and gave the directive after holding that by giving preference to candidates like the petitioner, the total number of candidates who had been selected, was not going to be affected. Their rankings alone will get changed.

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  • Hima Bindu

    It's a big injustice by IIT Kanpur.right answer to be rightly awarded.if both the answers are correct then y such an instruction of two decimals.hope it would take a justified decision
    2 years ago reply
  • CRES

    Numerical value can be expressed in INTEGER or DECIMAL notation. The instructions are ONLY for decimal notation and NOT for integer notation. So
    2 years ago reply
  • sourab

    What will be effect if IIT will take decision f again check
    2 years ago reply
  • Vinay

    Why the people should not use their 20minutes time to read instructions?? .On which date court decision will be revieled.
    2 years ago reply
  • Vinay

    Its correct
    2 years ago reply
  • Sr

    By thinking which is wrong and right answer for jeeadvance question among 6.43 (student answered)and 6.47(Actual answer) .Do you want check the knowledge of accuracy till 40 microns difference!.Orelse you could have maintained multiple choice questions for integer type questions that is also computer based exam and it may be computer based answers checking.
    2 years ago reply
  • Aakash

    This petitioner took wasted so much time in writing 11 as11.00 .wow.!
    2 years ago reply
  • Samrat

    If we consider instructions then 7.00000000000000000 also incorrect in front of 7.00 but everyone knows that it is most correct... everyone work hard for 2-3 years in solving a particular question .just because of this issue they lose their seat. It is not fair
    2 years ago reply
  • Anmol

    If you know the concept of significant figure ..You would know the diffErence between 11 and 11.00
    2 years ago reply
  • P G E Nampoothiri

    Really don't understand the logic behind in the dispute cited above. Nevertheless due to this delay selection process in other institutions also derailed indirectly and many candidates will loose the chance to get admission of their choice and may regret for the whole lifetime. who is answerable for such a situation? the petitioner of the court
    2 years ago reply
    • Arpit Mantri

      He himself is responsible for the mistake as the instructions were clearly mentioned and 10 minutes time was allotted for reading a d understanding them
      2 years ago reply
    • Chavali V S S Chaitanya

      They wouldn't lose the seat of their dream if they followed the instructions carefully. They alone are responsible for that.
      2 years ago reply
  • B.Yaswanth

    The decision is absolutely correct. As we all put a tick mark in a small box by obeying the instructions given during examination. The re ranking should be done.
    2 years ago reply
    • jangu

      yes it should be....
      2 years ago reply
  • JDA

    How is ISM Dhanbad as a college?
    2 years ago reply
  • Sanjeev Kumar

    Such Instruction was not required to be issued at the time of examination
    2 years ago reply
    • Chavali V S S Chaitanya

      Now that they have been
      2 years ago reply
    • Chavali V S S Chaitanya

      Now that they have been
      2 years ago reply
  • Ira

    So now you are saying that right answers too would be considered wrong. So you are saying that students who studied hard for 2 years to crack this exam are going to lose their seat because of some trivial issue like this. I hope people start thinking.
    2 years ago reply
    • Aman

      As you said
      2 years ago reply
    • Arpit Mantri

      U too must think ira that the 2 year time is not the basis of selection in jee but the examination day itself is the most important part of those two years. The instructions sheet was given as a hardcopy so they must read it carefully else....
      2 years ago reply
    • Chavali V S S Chaitanya

      Yes that's what exactly the court means. Instead they should have acted a little more careful in reading the instructions to make good use of their hard work.
      2 years ago reply
    • RAJ

      It is not a question of trivial issue
      2 years ago reply
  • Ira

    It's obviously a poor decision. It was very thoughtful of IIT Kanpur to make a decision to accept all answers. I don't understand the difference between 11 and 11.00. Aren't these numbers the same? Accepting a 5 for a 5.63 would be wrong but 11 for 11.00 is totally alright. Now I'm questioning my own knowledge in math. Since ranks were declared
    2 years ago reply
    • Chavali V S S Chaitanya

      Please requestion your knowledge in significant figures. 11 and 11.0 differ in their precision
      2 years ago reply
    • Abhiram

      the instructions are given to be read not to be ignored.
      2 years ago reply
  • UMESH SONI

    Madras HC judgement is very good. it should be as per instruction given before exam.
    2 years ago reply
    • Lucifer Morningstar

      Are you dumb There is no difference between 11 and 11.00
      2 years ago reply
  • Sri Vamsi

    what about the counselling now?
    2 years ago reply
  • Ksanajana

    when it was mentioned in the instruction sheet that 7.00 will be considered
    2 years ago reply
  • GS

    So are we teaching students numerical value of 11
    2 years ago reply
    • Ira

      Totally agreed. We need more support from sensible people like you. We can't just let politics win over education.
      2 years ago reply
  • Kumar Gaurav

    It’s a poor decision by Madras HC. People who doesn't understand engineering or the nature of IIT JEE will come to such decisions. When the correct answer is whole number 11 it matters little whether one writes 11
    2 years ago reply
    • G Krishna Mohan

      The answer is 11 or 11.00 or 11.0 what is difference mathematicaly. It is meaningless issue and playing with thousands of students life.
      2 years ago reply
      • Vinay

        Yes
        2 years ago reply
  • Dhiraj Kumar Gupta

    Yes
    2 years ago reply
  • Dr S N Sinha

    Chairman of JEE Advance examination
    2 years ago reply
  • Atul Kumar Avasthi

    Very good decision by honorable high court Madras. IIT Kanpur made mockery of exam. You can not change instructions given before exam. Justice prevailed.
    2 years ago reply
    • Ira

      I'm sorry but what difference does 11 and 11.00 have? Please learn your basics well.
      2 years ago reply
      • mkg

        11 and 11.00 causes a difference of atleast 3 sec of clicking on virtual keypad that compounds to 93 seconds as there are 31 such questions which accounts a lot in such an exam so please some common sense .....well!
        2 years ago reply
      • Abhiram

        why can't people just read the instructions you are given 20 min for that
        2 years ago reply
      • Ajay

        You are right.... But given the current scenario of engineering admissions
        2 years ago reply
      • Y

        the difference is in the number of significant digits
        2 years ago reply
  • Ipsit

    Will the results be announced again??
    2 years ago reply
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