GUJCET Paper error: Extra marks for students

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), which announced the provisional answer key for the GUJCET exams, has decided to award two marks to English-medium students and one mark to Gujarati- and Hindi-medium candidates.

In the case of English-medium candidates, the board had committed mistakes in two questions of one mark each for the first question paper that had physics and chemistry subjects combined, said sources. For Gujarati- and Hindi-medium students, the physics and chemistry combined question paper had an error of one mark. As a result, these marks have been awarded to students in advance while releasing the answer key, said sources. Students can calculate their marks ahead of the announcement of results, based on the provisional answer key released. If candidates find any issue with the answer key, they can report to the board by September 1.

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The questions were in MCQ format and the time duration for each subject was one hour.

The state-level entrance exam is held annually for science students seeking admissions in degree engineering and pharmacy courses in government, grant-in-aid and self-financed engineering institutions in Gujarat.

At a time when many states are in a dilemma about holding entrance exams like JEE and NEET, Gujarat has successfully conducted GUJCET along with class XII and class X supplementary exams in the pen and paper format, state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said on Friday.




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