The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi has granted 12 extra marks to JEE Mains 2014candidates having attempted the online exam on April 19 due to three incorrect questions in the examination paper. Similarly candidates having attempted the JEE Mains 2014 paper based examination on April 6 have received four extra marks due to one incorrect question in the exam paper, as per newspaper reports.
The board denied any errors in the question papers earlier on. However, with the release of the final answer key on May 3, 2014 students have gotten marks for questions that were deemed to be ‘erroneous’. For each incorrect question in their respective exam paper students received 4 marks.
Questions for which students received bonus marks are:
1. Booklet series E question number 36 (Paper based exam)
2. Booklet series F question number 18 (Paper based exam)
3. Booklet series G question number 65 (Paper based exam)
4. Booklet series H question number 89 (Paper based exam)
5. Question number 7 (Computer based exam)
6. Question number 47 (Computer based exam)
7. Question number 48 (Computer based exam)
Each question on the JEE Mains 2014 exam paper (online and offline) is worth four marks if answered correctly and if answered incorrectly there is a deduction of 1/4 marks. Although the answer keys were released, there was minimal time for candidates to challenge any answers.
About JEE Mains
Joint Entrance Exam Mains 2014 was conducted by CBSE for admission to undergraduate engineering and architecture courses at NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded institutes. Candidates securing the top 1.5 lakh ranks will be eligible to attempt JEE Advanced 2014. JEE Advances scores will be used for admission to undergraduate Engineering courses at the IITs and ISM Dhanbad.