Answer key ‘howlers’ leave seat aspirants stumped

MPhil and PhD seat aspirants showing copies of the answer key.

MPhil and PhD seat aspirants showing copies of the answer key.   | Photo Credit: ARUN KULKARNI


‘80 of 100 answers provided by Gulbarga University wrong’

As many as 187 MPhil and PhD Political Science seat aspirants in Gulbarga University have demanded that the university review the answer key of the entrance exam alleging that there are many mistakes in it.

A week after the examination, seat aspirants wrote to the Vice-Chancellor and the Examination Controller urging that the answer key be reviewed as there were many mistakes in it and they would lose marks because of it.

A group of students, including Gorakhnath S. Doddamani, told presspersons here on Wednesday, “Answers to 80 of the 100 questions provided in the key by the university on October 31 are wrong. We have been protesting since November 1 outside the administration building on the main campus demanding that the authorities resolve the issue”.

Another aspirant, Sangeeta said, “We got the answer key checked by referring the I PU textbook (Political Theory and Government) and II PU Political Science textbook and found that 70 to 80 answers were wrong.”

Mr. Doddamani said according to the answer key, justitia, the root word of justice, has been derived from Sanskrit, but the correct answer is Latin. The answer key says Article 360 of the Constitution of India explains about national emergency, but the correct answer is financial emergency, he said. The word ‘secular’ was added in the Preamble through the 42nd amendment, while the answer key says it is the 24th amendment, he added.

On Thursday, the university would announce the merit list for admissions. He condemned the university’s move to release the list without addressing the errors.

The students warned of intensifying their agitation and also look for legal options if the university continued to ignore their demand.

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