Published On : Sat, Mar 21st, 2015

MAH CET 2015: DTE changes evaluation criteria; not to consider questions with errors

Number of questions to be evaluated in each session of the exam would be reduced in accordance to the number of wrong questions/answers appeared in the said slot

Nagpur: Providing relief to the thousands of MAH CET 2015 test takers in all the 4 sessions of the exam conducted on March 14 & 15, 2015 across the country, Dr Subhash Mahajan Director, DTE Maharashtra has confirmed that no injustice would be allowed to be done to the MAH CET 2015 takers who had to face technical glitches as well as the wrong questions in various sections of the exam in different sessions.

It has therefore been decided by Directorate of Technical Education that the number of questions to be evaluated in each session of the exam would be reduced in accordance to the number of ‘wrong questions/answers’ appeared in the said slot. As such the evaluation of answer sheets will remain limited to the correct questions followed by correct answer options. A process of Standardized equi-percentile shall be adopted in the evaluation process while awarding marks to the test takers.

DTE forms Review Committee
Thousands of candidates taking MAH CET 2015 approached complaining technical glitches and number of wrong questions and questions with wrong answer options. Although at a few centres on March 14, 2015, the first day of MAH CET 2015, DTE Maharashtra rescheduled the exam for March 15, 2015, the second day of the test but there were many wrong questions and answers in all the 4 sessions.

As a result when the candidates approached DTE Maharashtra with their grievances, initially DTE didn’t budge from its stand. The pressure continued to mount and number of candidates also made it a point to approach and meet Mr Vinod Tawde, Hon’ble Minister for Education Govt of Maharashtra as well Mr Devendra Fadnavis , Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

After meeting and reporting the issues faced during conduct of MAH CET 2015 to Dr S K Mahajan, Director DTE Maharashtra, on March 18 MAH CET 2015 test takers shared and asked for support from “We had meeting with Mahajan Sir and seen their instant wake up they framed committee for this MH MBA CET 2015 issues. We need your support in this campaign” is always committed to stake its support for a just cause and therefore carried the matter forward.

Committee finds substance in grievances of MAH CET takers
Dr Subhash Mahajan however declined to reset and re-conduct MAH CET 2015 but agreed to act upon the outcome of the Committee’s report. With the evidence produced by the test takers and also confirmed and brought forward by the experts in the committee, DTE Maharashtra has now decided that no evaluation will be done for the wrong questions; questions with wrong answer options; missing answer options and repeated answer options. The re-evaluation of answer sheets has already been initiated with the assurance that final result would not be delayed.

Reduced number of answers to be evaluated now
DTE Maharashtra vide its Notice (published in Marathi) dated March 19, 2015 has provided the session-wise number of questions in MAH CET 2015 which will not account for evaluation and the candidates will be given a fair level playing field while awarding the marks with the introduction of Standardized Equi-percentile process.

MAH CET 2015 session

Total questions

Number of Questions not to be evaluated

Total questions to be evaluated

March 14, session 1 from 10AM to 12.30PM




March 14, session 2 from 2PM to 4.30PM




March 15, session 1 from 10AM to 12.30PM




March 15, session 2 from 2PM to 4.30PM




DTE: No injustice to any one

Candidates are now keeping their fingers crossed and looking forward for positive result from DTE Maharashtra as the problems were more than talking about the wrong questions. There were the issues of technical problem at various test centres during the conduct of MAH CET 2015 that could affect adversely their scores.

Dr S K Mahajan says that the decision not to evaluate such questions has been arrived at unanimously and has shown commitment that no injustice would be allowed to be done to any candidate due to the discrepancies in the test paper of MAH CET 2015. However, many test takers think that there are even more wrong questions and wrong answer options. In their view more questions should qualify for ‘no evaluation’ and they should also be compensated for technical glitches in the exam while awarding marks in MAH CET 2015. is of the view that DTE Maharashtra should scrutinize well all the probable mistakes in the test paper before awarding marks and percentile to the eligible candidates.

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