Four answer options were identical in some cases. Question numbers 64, 67, 77, 78, 81, 83, 86 and 87, were the ones found to be similar to those in the mock test
The Hush Post: After CBSE the Joint Entrance Exam exam is under a scanner. Students who took the exam (Main) on Sunday for admission to the top engineering colleges of India said that a huge part of the questions appear was exactly similar to those asked in a mock test conducted by a coaching class chain in 2016.
As many as nine objective type questions in Physics from Set C in the JEE were the same as presented in the mock test held by a Hyderabad-based coaching class. Even the values in the problems were similar, they have alleged. The information started getting viral on Tuesday evening. Some students have complained to the CBSE-which conducts the JEE-about the “coincidence.” For the CBSE, the incident comes after they had to undergo embarrassment over the class X and XII paper leaks of various subjects.
More than one lakh students appear for JEE Main.
The JEE is a high stakes competition and students do prepare by attempting previous years’ tests. Even the paper setters know this fact and avoid repeating questions from mock test papers.
Students have alleged not only were the questions similar, even the four answer options were identical in some cases. Question numbers 64, 67, 77, 78, 81, 83, 86 and 87, were the ones found to be similar to those in the mock test.
Pertinently, for IIT JEE Main 2018 as many as 10.5 lakh students wrote the exam.
Officials of Narayana Coaching Academy has refuted the claims. Its spokesperson has said, “These questions were a part of our ‘grand finale’ test a few years ago in 2016. Similar questions are there in some text books also.” The coaching chain’s IIT coordinator Ashok Kumar Veda said, “Our research team have received these forwards and it looks like someone has doctored our question paper to malign our image,” he was quoted as reported by The Times of India.
The similarity has baffled several other coaching classes too, which were quick to react. “We are going to ask all our students to complain about this to CBSE. I too am personally going to write to HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and demand a probe,” said Vinay Kumar, MD and CEO of Rao IIT Academy.