Kashmir University uploads wrong answer keys for SET, allege students

The aspirants who appeared in the exam said the answer keys of Music and Physics subjects uploaded on the university website did not give correct answers.

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: Mar 22 2018 11:43PM | Updated Date: Mar 22 2018 11:43PM
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Kashmir University authorities have come under severe criticism for uploading “flawed” answer keys of State Eligibility Test (SET) held across Kashmir on March 11.

The aspirants who appeared in the exam said the answer keys of Music and Physics subjects uploaded on the university website did not give correct answers.

A delegation of aggrieved postgraduate students in Music said the almost 80 percent answer keys uploaded are incorrect.

“But when we approached the varsity officials, they are not ready to accept it and instead ask the students to come with the proof. We have checked the answers from text books which prove the KU answer keys wrong,” the candidates said.

The answer keys of music subject were uploaded on March 18.

Another group of students also alleged that around 65 percent answer keys were incorrect in physics subject.

“The university has made mockery of the prestigious competitive exams like SET. They should not conduct such exams if they are not competent to manage it properly,” the students asked. 

“The officials can’t challenge textbooks and can’t cheat us in the age of internet and technology,” they said.

The students said they got the questions solved by some senior professors only to find out that the answer keys uploaded were wrong. 

Professor Tariq Ahmad Chalkoo said that he had solved some questions and “verified” that answer keys uploaded by the KU for physics subject were incorrect. “Students have a genuine grievance,” Prof Chalkoo who is senior academician and teaches physics in Baramulla Degree College, said.

Meanwhile, the students appealed the KU authorities to recheck the keys and upload them afresh. “It is a concern for hundreds of students,” they said.

No official from Kashmir University responded to repeated calls from this newspaper.