Delhi University has brought in some new guidelines for its OMR-based entrance examination, which includes uploading of answer keys on official website within 24 hours of the completion of the test. Candidates would be allowed to register their complaints within 48 hours after keys being uploaded, according to the new guidelines.
Not even this, the new guidelines also allows candidates to obtain their evaluated OMR response sheet within seven days of the date of declaration of results.
Last year, the Faculty of Management Studies was denounced for late uploading of answer keys for the entrance exam of Bachelor in Management Studies. By the time, BMS answer keys were being uploaded 20 days after declaration of results, the first round of admissions was over. This led students to drag the faculty to court over discrepancies in the answer keys and merit list. The whole situation disturbed the admission process.
Now as per the new guidelines, if complaints of discrepancies in the Answer keys come across, the concerned departments would summon a meeting to check the authenticity of the complaints and take necessary measures if mistakes found viz. upload the corrections on the same website link.
Within seven days from the date of declaration of the results, students can obtain their evaluated answer sheets. For this, a candidate is required to write an application in his/her own handwriting and signature and get it verified by the principal/ head of department of the concerned college/ department before submission.
In case a candidate finds any error in totalling of marks or noticed any unevaluated answer, s/he should contact the concerned department within seven days of collection of the OMR response sheet. "The department will try to address the issue within 10 days from the receipt of such complaint", reads the guidelines.
DU, however, will not entertain any other representation other than error of totalling or unmarked/unevaluated answers.
The University Registrar, Alka Sharma, said that the changes in the guidelines for conducting OMR-based exam have been brought in order to promote transparency and streamline information dissemination.