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Marks swap led to protest at CBSE office

Jul 12, 2013 13:50 IST

    The occurrence of misunderstanding over the normalization process that conducted for admission in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other central government technical educational institutes, the protest started at Preet Vihar near the office of CBSE on Thursday morning. Approximately sixty candidates assemble outside the office for protesting.

    In April, the board conducted Joint Entrance Examination Main to start admission in the technical institutes. A new normalization process introduced after conduction of the exam is being mentioned as “swapping marks” by the students who faced issues of marks alteration due to this new process. Protestors from outside of Delhi also participate in the protest.

    Ritwik, graduate of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya said that his JEE main score is 228 and expected the rank around 7000 but due to this process his rank descend to 21,000 that created the problem in attaining a seat in a good government technical institute.

    Arth, candidate from Jaipur said that he was expecting to study in the Delhi as he scored good marks however due to this new process he is unable to do that as his rank increase. Later, the protesters moved to the apex court, hearing date in august was provided.

    According to the protestor, SP Rana, joint secretary of CBSE met a few people to tell them that the new process was introduced by the vice-chancellor of BITS Pilani, the board is only responsible for conducting the exam.

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