It has been alleged that the scores of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main candidates have been changing unbeknownst to them. The latest case, which is the third one so far, is of a candidate who applied for JEE Advance and got rejected. According to this particular candidate, her initial marks were 99.92% in session 1 and 99.89% in session 2. The cut-off for the general category is 88.41%, and the candidate’s marks met the qualificatory criterion.
However, her application was rejected and the portal cited ‘invalid application number’ as the reason for the rejection. Kaustubh Shukla, the candidate’s lawyer, alleged that the website later changed the candidate’s application number and this can be proved by the initial scorecard and admit card issued to the candidate. “The petitioner is being wrongly precluded from applying for the JEE (Advanced) examination, despite having secured more than the cut-off score, due to a technical glitch,” alleged Shukla.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), however, challenged the candidate’s claim and said that her application was rejected because her final score was 68.92% which is much lower than the cut-off meant for the general category. The Delhi High Court has allowed the candidate to apply for JEE Advance but will conduct a thorough examination of electronic records to get to the bottom of the situation.
Another candidate, who also alleged that his marks changed, claims that he scored 99.23% and 99.47% in his first and second sessions respectively, but his marks were later changed to 77% which rendered him unable to qualify for JEE Advance application process.