BOSE does it again: Evaluator leaves answers unchecked, student declared disqualified

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The J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) doesn’t seem to have learnt any lessons from its past mistakes of evaluating answer scripts erroneously. The repeated mistakes have put the institution under scanner.

The JKBOSE recently declared the result of class 12th bi-annual exams and many students have been declared disqualified in one or two subjects.

One of the students, Abid Naseer Malla, was asked to re-appear in English subject. Abid was given 22 marks in English subject while as in rest of the subjects he has obtained good marks. Adil had opted for non-medical stream at 10+2 level.

“This came as a shock for whole family when I saw good marks in all subjects and re-appear in English,” said Adil.

A few days later, Adil applied for Xerox copy of his answer script.

After being provided with a Xerox copy, Adil was shocked to see that four to five questions have been left unevaluated by the evaluator hired by the JKBOSE.

Adil has applied for re-evaluation but the JKBOSE is yet to declare the results, leaving him in the state of despair.

Earlier, while the result of his class 12th exam was yet to declared, Adil appeared in J&K Common Entrance Test (JKCET) conducted by JK BOPEE in April 2019, under Roll number 22103590.

After the BOPEE declared the result, Adil was declared as qualified for B.Tech admission and was allotted a seat in electrical engineering stream of government college of engineering and technology at Ganderbal.

But his happiness was short lived as the authorities in JKBOPEE have questioned his selection after he failed to produce the qualifying certificates of his class 12th exams.

“The last date for producing documents is over and I couldn’t show my certificate due to delay by JKBOSE in declaring the re-evaluation result,” Adil said, adding that he has been given mercy chance by the BOPEE authorities to produce his certificate till next week or his selection will be termed null and void.

“In case I fail to get my matter solved before that last counselling I won’t be able to get admission and BOPEE will cancel my admission from the college,” he said.

He accused the JKBOSE of playing with the career of students because of flawed evaluation of question papers.

“I got my answer script evaluated by a senior lecturer in Baramulla and got pass marks in the subject. If all my attempted questions are evaluated by JKBOSE I will obtain more than 60 percent marks in the subject,” Adil said, adding that the JKBOSE should expedite the re-evaluation of subjects so that the career of students is not ruined.

Greater Kashmir has earlier reported about various cases wherein students were declared ‘re-appear’ in one or two subjects because of flawed evaluation. The erroneous evaluation cost the students dearly in pursuing their academic career.

Joint Secretary in secrecy department of JKBOSE, Arif Ahmad Akhoon said the candidate should visit JKBOSE office to get his grievance addressed.

“In case the questions have not been evaluated or if there is any error in counting of marks then we won’t wait for completion of re-evaluation process. Such grievances are addressed instantly,” he said.

He said the candidate should visit JKBOSE office to get his issue resolved.