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RSS raised questions about the answer key of CUET-UG, demanded improvement in the methods of examination


Now an RSS organization has raised questions about the answer key of CUET-UG. Not only this, they have also demanded improvement in the examination methods.

Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on Tuesday, expressed concern over the alleged discrepancies in the provisional answer key of CUET-UG and demanded improvement in the competitive exam system in the country with continuous feedback from the agency. For information, let us tell you that the answer key of CUET-UG was released on July 7, after which the students complained of many wrong answers in the answer key.

This comment of the organization headed by Dina Nath Batra has come at a time when a day earlier, many students who appeared in the Common University Entrance Test for Undergraduate Admission (CUET-UG) had alleged that many answers were wrong in the answer key released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The organization also raised concerns over making CUET-UG a single window for undergraduate admissions to all universities in India. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Devendra Singh, national convener of Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas on competitive exams, said the recent discrepancies in the answer key of CUET-UG are a matter of "serious content" and highlight the structural flaws of competitive exams.

Need to consider

"First of all, it is necessary to consider whether all state and private universities in the country, except central universities, need to be included in CUET-UG and PG exams. States have their circumstances, students have different expectations and availability of courses, and different syllabi are also different. Apart from this, resources are also different in state universities and private universities. Therefore, keeping in mind the diversity of the country, its huge population, inter-university variations, etc., it would not be wise to opt for a single exam for the entire university system of the country," he said.

On the issue of discrepancies in the CUET-UG provisional answer key, Singh said that the institution or agency conducting the exam should seriously introspect why they are not able to give correct answers to 100-50 questions despite having the resources. He said that the problem of faulty answer keys is prevalent from the Union Public Service Commission to the Staff Selection Commission of the states.

'Who is eligible to set question papers and who is not'

He suggested that learned and eminent academicians and professors should be involved in the entrance exam process and it should be made mandatory for them to prepare question papers and participate in the examination process. He said, "There is a lot of difference in the standards of who is eligible to set question papers and who is not. The agency conducting the exam should also review the old standards. Qualified professors, other experts, and retired scholars should also be given ample opportunities to contribute to creating objective question banks."

Demanded reform

The organization demanded reform in the exam system, the standard of question papers, flaws in exam conduct, problems faced by students, etc. and said that a system of continuous feedback from teachers, parents, and students should be implemented. Singh said in the statement, "The exam system should be reviewed from time to time by eminent scholars of the country who have a deep understanding of it, so that these systems can develop naturally and become exemplary instead of any revolutionary change happening overnight."