Indore: DAVV invites CET candidates to review answer sheet

Indore: Two days after declaring results of common entrance test (CET)-2018, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya on Sunday invited candidates to visit the university to review their answer books as many of them suspected manipulation in score sheets.

A letter issued by CET organising committee chairman Anil Kumar reads: “Although there is no provision of re-evaluation of response sheet, a decision has been taken in the interest of the candidates that if any candidate wishes to get his/her answer scripts reviewed (manually) may apply by submitting an application along with copy of the score card, printed answer script and a demand draft of Rs. 2000.”

The candidates have been asked to submit applications by 3 pm on June 5. In case, claim of the candidate was found correct that DAVV will refund the amount charged form the candidate. The move came after candidates approached Anil Kumar alleging that their marks were way below to what they had tallied in model answer keys. They suspected manipulation in the score sheet of CET which was conducted in online mode.

“Some candidates visited me. I cleared their doubts but then many more started calling me up suspecting foul play in evaluation of answer books,” Anil Kumar said. “Eventually, we issued a public notice asking candidates to submit a DD of Rs 2000 as security deposit and review answer book manually,” he said. The notice reads: This is to inform to all the candidates who appeared in CET2018 on May 22 that computerised evaluation of all the answer scripts has been carried out using model answers.

Work of evaluation has been carried out by an outsourcing company. “It has been brought to the knowledge of the university that some candidates are having doubt and apprehending totalling mistakes in their answer scripts.” The university said that the candidates can clear their doubts by review their answer books manually

DAVV said that candidates failed to understand scheme of negative marking followed in the CET. “For every correct answer three marks were awarded while one mark was deducted for every incorrect answer,” CET chairman Kumar said. He said that candidates failed to understand this marking system and calculated their marks wrongly seeing model answer keys.

The candidates who visited me had this doubt only. I cleared to them. Others, who will visit, will also be told about the negative marking system after which I believe their doubts will be cleared,” Kumar said claiming that their evaluation system was robust and there was no scope for any manipulation.

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