Amid protests over glaring discrepancies in results for Intermediate examinations declared last week, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) today sought to assure the students that steps were being taken to redress their complaints.
"All candidates, who feel they have secured less marks than what they expected, can apply for scrutiny wherein any anomalies in evaluation would be detected and set right. They can apply online," BSEB chairman Anand Kishor told reporters here.
He said there is a separate column wherein a candidate can state whether he or she has cleared the JEE or NEET. Scrutiny claims of those who have passed these tests would be decided on a priority basis.
The chief minister had asked Kishor to respond to reporters queries about glaring discrepancies that have come to light in the results wherein some candidates reportedly got more marks than the aggregate and some others said that their marks sheet mentions scores of subjects they had not opted for.
Many students have also complained that they had cleared the much-tougher JEE and NEET entrance tests for engineering and medical but they might not be able to appear for counselling because of having failed in their Intermediate examination.
"We have already clarified that those stating that their score was higher than the total were mistaken. Such complaints have come from only those who had appeared in tests last year and had written some of their papers again for improvement.
"There was a change in the pattern of questions this year and there is a provision that those re-appearing for examinations for improvement would be allotted the higher score, even if it happens to be of the previous year," the BSEB chairman said.
Kishor said as regards marks sheets showing marks given for subjects not allotted, this may have taken place because of an error on part of the colleges which fill up the details of the respective candidates.
"We have initiated the process of rectifying this," he said.
Meanwhile, agitation by students over the issue continued as hundreds of them thronged the office of Bihar Intermediate Education Council in Fraser Road, hurled stones at the building and tried to gatecrash following which police dispersed them by charging the baton.
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