A petition was filed today in the apex court challenging the decision of the IITs to grant grace marks to all students for the misprinted questions in the JEE exam on which the apex court has sought the reply from the center and the IIT Madras (exam conducting body) on why grace marks were awarded to all the candidates (this include candidates who did not even attempt the question).
Earlier, IITs have given the additional 11 grace marks to all the students for three ambiguous questions asked in the JEE Advanced exam held on May 21.
Two of the three ambiguous questions were from the math section and one was from the physics section. In two other questions from physics and chemistry, marks will be given to the candidates who have answered any of the two options given by the IITs as the answer.
According to the reports from TOI, students, in 2016, got bonus marks in three questions and in 2015 they got bonus marks in only one ambiguous question.
The seat allotment process in the IITs NITs and other GFTIs has already started this week and more than 36000 students were allotted seats in the first round across 97 institutes and 11000 candidates were offered seats in IITs.