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Translation blamed for a slip-up in SSC Public Examinations

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Errors in printing and translation from one language to another had led the authorities to add six marks in the SSC Public Examinations mathematics subject, senior officials said.

The SSC Public Examinations for mathematics paper-I and II were conducted. Four questions (problems) including sixth and 16th question in part-A, seventh question in part-B of paper-I and fourth question in part-B of paper-II were found to be incorrect.

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The authorities of the Directorate of Government Examinations attributed the incorrect questions to printing and translation errors and decided to add six marks. All the students who attempted the said questions would be awarded marks including five-and-half marks in paper-I and half mark in paper-II. The Directorate had constituted an expert committee, who went through the papers and found incorrect questions in both mathematics paper-I and II.

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“Teachers first set the question papers and later an expert committee moderates the papers. After this process, the question papers are directly sent for printing. The expert committee found mistakes in the questions. The decision to add six marks as ‘add score’ has been taken in the larger interest of students,” a senior official said.

As many as 5,52,302 students, including 2,55,318 boys and 2,52,492 girls from 11,023 schools registered for the examinations which were held from March 16 to April 3 at 2,563 centers across the State. Of the total, 5,07,810 are regular students while 44,492 are private candidates. Evaluation of answer scripts is underway at various spot valuation camps across the State and it is likely to conclude by the end of April and results are expected by May second week.

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