In a dismayed row over a law graduate’s plea, alleging some questions in the recently-held Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination 2014 to be incorrect, the Delhi High Court has demanded a response from the city government.
A notice has also been issued by a bench of justices to the high court registrar, demanding a reply by the authority, by 20 August. The bench has also pointed out that the question paper of the test, which was held on 01 June had some incorrect questions and wrong options.
The plea was registered by a law graduate Salil Maheshwari, who had given the examination this year. According to him, at least 11 of the 200 multiple choice questions were either incorrect or carried wrong answers/options with them. When the results got published in the high court’s website, the candidate decided to go for representation against the misconduct and plead to the joint registrar in Delhi High court seeking a proper action against the authority responsible for conducting the examination. Maheshwari missed the cut-off by a meager two marks when the result went public on the website. If there was appropriate rectification he could have made the cut and enter through to the main examination.
The High Court registrar accepted one of the five objections raised by the petitioner, terming the other four plausible.