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CTET 2015 – CBSE Central Teacher Eligibility Test sparks controversy

CBSE’s Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET 2015), conducted recently, has sparked controversy because of unforgivable technical errors.

Sources within the board revealed that more than 10 OMR sheets from the Delhi region are currently untraceable. And not just that, reports are that the Set-D in the Marathi paper had an incomplete reading passage.

To make things even worse, serial number of several OMR sheets may not have matched those of the question paper.

CBSE has admitted the printing error in the Marathi paper and promised that suitable compensation would be awarded to those affected by it. However, the Board did not react to the reports about missing OMR sheets.

Apparently, unlike the previous years, the answer keys were prepared only after the exam had been conducted and not along with the question paper.

The exam was conducted at 988 centers across 100 cities where over 7.4 lakh candidates were registered.

The erroneous Marathi Language supplement paper had a reading passage of over 300 words. The candidates were supposed to answer nine questions based on the passage. However, to their utter shock, the candidates only got 60 words in the passage in Set D of the paper, which means they could not answer questions based on the content from the missing parts.

The Board acknowledged the issue in an email that read: “There was a printing error in some of the test booklets. Immediate action was taken on February 22, 2015, i.e. the date of examination. But while finalizing the result, a suitable compensation will be given to the affected candidates who were administered Set-D in the entire country.”

However, many students were agitated after finding out that the serial number mentioned in the OMR sheet did not match with that of the question paper provided.

“I reported the matter at the centre as well as to the CBSE about this anomaly. This could jeopardize my result in case the OMR sheet I got is not for the question set I got. I hope CBSE will look into this and address the issue,” said a candidate, as reported by the ToI.

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