IIT entrance exam answer scripts to go online

In a bid to ensure transparency and enable students to have a proper assessment of themselves, answer scripts of the IIT entrance test this year will be made available online after the declaration of results.

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 00:40 AM IST

New Delhi/Kanpur: In a bid to ensure
transparency and enable students to have a proper assessment
of themselves, answer scripts of the IIT entrance test this
year will be made available online after the declaration of
results.
"Scanned copies of the answer scripts will be posted on
Internet after the results are out to (help students) identify
their area of weakness and the areas they need to focus
attention," an official of HRD Ministry said in Delhi.

This year about 4.85 lakh students will sit for IIT
entrance test on April 10, the results of which will be
declared on May 25.

"The move will also ensure proper evaluation of the
answer scripts," the official said, adding that the students
will be given a password to see their answer scripts.

IITs have also made provisions to announce correct
answers to all questions within a couple of days after the
examinations are over.
Meanwhile, IIT-Kanpur Director S G Dhande told reporters
of the total 4.85 lakh candidates appearing for the entrance
test this year girls will constitute 28 per cent, up by four
per cent from last year.

The IIT entrance test, to be organised by IIT-Kanpur this
year, will be conducted in 1,051 centres across the country.

PTI