MH-CET 2020: Engineering aspirants to be awarded full marks for errors in 29 questions – education
After months of delay, aspiring engineers waiting for their entrance exam results have reason to rejoice. In a circular posted on its website, the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) cell has revealed that many objections raised by students against key questions have been accepted in the CET exams held in September and October. This means that all students who took the exam will get the highest score on at least 29 questions.
“The students had raised objections to a large number of questions and many were confident that the CET cell will take up the challenges this year because they had evidence that the question itself was wrong or that in some cases the correct answer was not incorporated into the above options, ”said Abhay Joshi, aspiring engineer.
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The circular, shared by the CET cell, has stated that objections were accepted for 65 questions. The maximum number of questions that receive the maximum score is due to an error in the question itself or errors in the options provided per question. In addition, it explains each unique question ID in the four sections (physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics) to which students raised objections and were accepted by an expert committee drawn up by CET Cell.
This year, a nationwide lockdown due to rising Covid-19 cases prompted entrance exams for all undergraduate professional courses for a few months, and the state CET cell conducted CET exams for aspiring engineers in September. However, after receiving complaints, several students who did not take the exams in September due to Covid-19 were allowed to take the exam in October. Cell CET displayed its answer key on its website on November 10 and began accepting objections and complaints regarding the exam between November 10 and 12.
“According to the report presented by the experts in the field, the changes suggested by the experts will be incorporated into the database and consequently the result will be processed,” says the circular issued on Wednesday. The results of the MH-CET exam will be declared on November 28.