New Delhi : Delhi University has set new guidelines for its OMR-based entrance examination, including uploading answer keys on its website within 24 hours of the completion of the test. Candidates can also register their complaints within 48 hours of the keys being uploaded.
Now, candidates can even obtain their evaluated OMR response sheet within seven days of the date of declaration of results.
The Faculty of Management Studies was criticized last year when they failed to uploa d answer keys of the bachelor in management studies entrance exam. The BMS answer keys were uploaded 20 days after declaration of results, by that time the first round of admissions was over. Students dragged the faculty to court over discrepancies in the answer keys and merit list which disrupted the admission process.
As per the new guidelines, in case of complaints of discrepancies in the Aanswer keys, departments concerned shall convene a meeting and check the veracity of the complaints, take corrective measures if necessary and upload the corrections on the same website link where the original answer key was uploaded.
Students can also obtain their evaluated answersheets within seven days from the date of declaration of the results. However, the candidate is required to get the application for the same verified by the principal/ head of department of the concerned college/ department. Also the application needs to be in candidate's own handwriting and signature.
If a candidate finds any error in totalling of marks or finds any unevaluated answer, the concerned department should be contacted within seven days of collection of the OMR response sheet. "The department will try to address the issue within 10 days from the receipt of such complaint," said the guidelines.
DU, however, will not entertain any other representation other than error of totalling or unmarked/unevaluated answers.
According to registrar Alka Sharma, the protocol for conducting OMR-based exam has been notified to promote transparency, streamline information dissemination and facilitate the candidates with an opportunity to bring out any inconsistency in the conduct of these entrance exams.