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Students threaten to move HC after director rejects plea for re-test over state-CET errors

Over 57,000 candidates took the test, conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education on March 14 and 15.

Students, who appeared for the state-conducted MBA common entrance test (CET) held in mid-March, on Monday protested outside the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) after the director rejected their demand for a re-test.

The students claimed this year’s exam questions and the method used to determine results was erroneous and they have now threatened to move the High Court.

Over 57,000 candidates took the test, conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) on March 14 and 15.

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These students are demanding a re-test citing that there were multiple problems in the online exam of MBA-CET and the method of evaluation adopted by the DTE was not appropriate either.After the results were declared, students who appeared for the test on the first day alleged that their results were lower than those who appeared on subsequent days.

Following complaints of wrong questions, the DTE on March 19 decided to eliminate all wrong questions from the marking scheme from the question papers in all four slots conducted on March 14 and 15. But not all students were content with it.

One of the aggrieved student said the DTE has also failed to address the technical issues. “Many students were unable to attempt the paper due to technical glitches.

The education minister had assured of a detailed probe, however, we are still clueless so as to what is happening,” the students said. Another student said, “The method used to calculate our results was not right. For to some reason, slot 1 and 2 got 25-30 marks less and slot 4 and 5 had 25-30 marks increased.”

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A senior official at DTE office said, “A meeting was held but there was no outcome as the students kept demanding for a re-test.”

Dr S K Majahan, director of DTE said, “Re-test is no solution. It will inconvenience thousands of students.”

First published on: 31-03-2015 at 03:56:47 am
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