JEE Advanced 2018: Questions leave students confused, IIT Kanpur releases clarification on marking scheme

Kanpur: Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kanpur has successfully conducted the JEE Advanced 2018 on May 20, 2018. The examination was conducted in two shifts – morning and afternoon shift for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Following the examination, IIT Kanpur has released the question papers of JEE Advanced on the official portal jeeadv.ac.in. Along with the question paper, IIT Kanpur has also released a clarification regarding the marking scheme of Numerical answer type questions. The instructions, now available on the website, has left students and experts confused.

The confusion stems from the directive given by the Institute in the question papers for the numerical question where in the students were required to provide the answers correct upto two decimal places. Students raised doubts and confusion over the marking scheme in case they did not leave the answer exactly upto two decimal places. Coming out to help students understand the marking scheme, IIT Kanpur has clarified how numerical questions would be marked.

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As per the notification, now available on jeeadv.ac.in, ‘For Numerical-Answer-Type questions, the numerical VALUE entered by the candidate will be evaluated. Wherever applicable, depending on the question, answers will be evaluated by checking whether the answer entered by the candidate falls within a range of two values, with or without including the upper and lower values of the range depending on the question.’

Explaining the instructions further, the institute has also shared examples. Accordingly, in case the correct answer of a numerical question is say 11 (Eleven), a student who has entered 11.0 or 11.00 would be considered correct. Similarly, an answer of 11.5 is marked as 11.50 or 11.5 would also be deemed correct. As for an answer which is for example a non-terminating decimal – for instance 11.3677777, students who have written the answer as 11.36 as well as answers of 11.37 (rounded off) would be marked as correct.

Source : Financial Express

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