To assess Individual performance higher & technical education department has decided
has let them retain a copy of their answer sheets
To enable students to assess their performance, the higher
and technical education department has decided to let them retain a copy of their
answer sheets, also referred to as the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets, of MHT-CET.
Minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope said the directorate of
technical education will upload answers to all the questions on its website soon
after the exams. "Students can use this to assess their performance," Tope said.
Students pursuing admission to engineering, technology, pharmacy, and health sciences
courses sit for MHT-CET.
Officials said the decision to upload answers before the declaration of the results
would help bring down applications for rechecking and enable raising of objections,
if any, to answers beforehand. The department is also looking at the possibility
of allowing students to retain a copy of the question paper. At present, students
have to leave their question papers with the exam supervisor.
The plan is to make these changes applicable from 2012 onwards. A proposal to set
up a separate regulatory authority for CET exams in the state is also under consideration.
The regulatory authority will be responsible for conducting the exams, declaring
results and guiding the admission process.
The department recently held a meeting with a parent teacher association. The association
had requested the department to switch to a two-day schedule instead of the existing
one-day routine in which students have to sit for papers of four subjects-physics,
chemistry, biology and mathematics (in that sequence). While rejecting the two-day
suggestion, the department agreed to a change in sequence (biology, mathematics,
chemistry and physics) as suggested by the association. It has also agreed to examine
the feasibility of taking into account HSC scores along with CET scores during admissions.
Courtesy: Times of India