Hyderabad coaching institute mock paper similar to JEE mains-2018

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Apr 2018 11:09:35





Staff Reporter

After leak of economics paper of class XII and mathematics paper of class X, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) came under fire as 9 questions of Physics paper set C of JEE Mains offline mode conducted on 8th April were copied from sample or mock test papers of well known coaching institute of Hyderabad a year and half ago. Till date, apart from giving assurance to look out the allegation, CBSE has not taken any step on it. On the other hand, thousands of aspirants (around 7000 ones in the Chhattisgarh) are in dilemma regarding their future and also of this examination which opens platform to get admission in prestigious colleges of the nation consist of IITs and NITs.

According to the sources, 9 questions of Set C of Physics paper of JEE Mains 2018 offline were directly copied from test series of one well known coaching institute of Hyderabad. Students claimed that 9 questions of physics paper were same. The values of numerical of it as well as their multiple options are also similar and no little change has been noticed by students. It is only of Physics paper as mathematics and chemistry papers have not been examined. The CBSE assured to look out the matter. In her circular, Rama Sharma, Public Relation Officer of CBSE said that ‘The board has received a word on this and director has been alerted. The board is awaiting a statement from him’. However, students as well as faculties of different coaching institutions have reservations and they have also doubts on working structure and security of the board. Some have pointed out that these are high stakes competitive examinations and giving same questions is unfair to many. Also, students were quick to draw similarities between the ‘coincidence’ of the recent lag at CBSE’s parts. CBSE is yet to deny or confirm the claims. The next leg of JEE Main 2018 would be conducted in online mode on April 15 and 16 across centers in India including 3 cities of Chhattisgarh too.

‘First the leak of economics paper of class XII and now identical questions of JEE Mains Physics with mock test of coaching institute. In this situation, only we students suffer and now doubts about our admission and future’ said Nisha Gajpal, a student of class XII who appeared in this examination offline mode. ‘Why CBSE is taking all its examinations so lightly? Because of this approach, either papers were leaked or copied from other sources like sample papers of coaching institutes’ asserted Ashish Bhargav, a class XII students who also appeared in this examination. Students who will be appearing in JEE Mains online mode are also in dilemma about validity of their question papers. ‘Now we are confused about our examination too’ pointed Sahil Puri, another student who is appearing for it.

Many students feared that if CBSE finds irregularities than there is huge possibility of re-conduct of JEE Mains. ‘We have already started for JEE Advanced and if JEE Mains would re-conduct then schedule of JEE Advanced which is scheduled to take place on May 20 will also be cancelled’ told Vineet Karmakar, another student of class XII.
Jagdish Tulsiyani, faculty member of one of the leading coaching institutes prepares students for JEE asserted that there are 9 questions are similar which carried 36 marks. One mark plays an important role in cut off or distribution of ranks. Here these 36 marks would not bring big changes in ranks and cutoffs of the examination. It is totally unfair’ he added.