Gujarat HC refuses to stay JEE-Advanced results; students seek re-evaluation
The Gujarat HC today refused to stay the results of the 2018 JEE (Advanced) examination scheduled to be declared on June 10, saying the announcement of the results has all India ramification. Justice Biren Vaishnav ordered that the results will be "subject to further orders that may be passed on the next date". The court also fixed the next hearing on June 12.
IIT-K issued clarifications regarding some questions a day after exam
Petitions filed by three candidates: Anurag Jha, Chandni Tomar, and Rajesh Rai, through their lawyer Rahul Sharma said that the organizing chairman of the JEE (Advanced), 2018 at IIT Kanpur issued "clarifications regarding answers of numerical-answer-type questions" on May 21, 2018, a day after the conduction of examination. The instruction was altered compared to the instructions provided 20 minutes before the examination.
Answer key was in accordance with the amended instructions
"The amended instructions brought in a concept of 'a range of correct answers' as against original provision for 'correct answers truncated/rounded off to two places of decimals'," the petition said. The answer key uploaded by the IIT-K was according to the amended instructions. "By issuing the impugned clarification, the respondent has raised doubts about the fairness of the admission process," it said.
Petition seeks evaluation in accordance with the original instructions
The petition held that the clarification issued a day after the examination is "arbitrary and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution" and sought to set aside the answer key. It also sought the court's direction to declare the results of the JEE (Advanced) examination, 2018, "as per the evaluation done in consonance of the instructions contained in the question papers".
Details about JEE (Advanced) results and seat allocation
Results of JEE (advanced) this year are expected to be declared on June 10 and seat allocation will be declared on June 19.