Sunday, June 07, 2015

Transparency in IESO

It is one of the most prestigious international Olympiads. India is participating in it since it was started. The OCSC camp for round 2nd was held from 13 May-30 May in Chennai by Geological Society of India. This year there were issues regarding the way camp was conducted in Chennai.

OCSC exam pattern & selection process for final round was not shared with the participants. The paper had questions with multiple answers & students could know about it only when they asked about it and by the time exam had already started. Instructions were not given on Question Paper. Even the marks were not disclosed & answer sheet was not shown to the students which generated a fair amount of doubt regarding four play in selections. In any selection process it is important that assessment should be done in transparent manner not disclosing the marks and not releasing the answer key raises eyebrows.

Such Practices are not suitable and don't match the expectations of the students for the exams or contests which are conducted at International Level.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Lack of transparency in the SCRA Exam

Special Class Railway Apprenctices' Examination (SCRA) is a very prestigious exam and SCRAs are selected through the Union Public Service Commission Examination conducted every year. At present, Special Class Railway Apprentices follow the four-year (8-semester) Mechanical Engineering Degree Course of Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi.

At the successful completion of their course they are awarded the regular BE (Mech) Degree of BIT Mesra. There are limited numbers of seats available for candidates however the way candidates are shortlisted raises lot of questions about the exam.

In the recently declared result of SCRA written test the candidates’ marks are not declared and short listed candidates are supposed to appear for interview which is 200 marks. A final merit list will be prepared by totaling the written marks (600) and Interview marks (200). The problem lies with interview marks which are very subjective in nature and there seems a lot of scope for manipulation in the hands of interview panel. UPSC should get away with interview marks in order to bring complete transparency in the exam. 

Saturday, February 04, 2012


The sources informed that the statistical experts from ISI Kolkata through analysis of Class 12 marks of various boards have concluded that the marks scored across the boards can not be compared as there was hardly any correlation among the marks scored by the candidates from the various boards.
Hence, they have discarded normalization as well as any Percentile (Rank) based Scheme, as used in DST’s Innovation of Science Pursuit for Research (INSPIRE) which unlike JEE is not competitive.

Combining 12th standard marks in the selection merit will bring the same 100% cut-off fiasco as recently witnessed by DU, as there are many boards, which will start inflating their marks, in such a way so as to neutralize the normalization impact. There does not exist any effective mechanism to normalize the marks, as was witnessed in BITS Pilani, where there were 70% students from a single board despite the normalization.


Sunday, October 02, 2011

An appeal to Mr Kapil Sibal to stop the blatant misuse of the word like “ National” and “Olympiad” by private bodies

National word should be used for the exam conducted by the government bodies. However these days observed that this word used by private bodies to meet their vested interest. There are lots of private bodies such as Science Olympiad Foundation. Unified Council and even private coaching which conduct various talent search examinations and used restrictive words like national, Olympiad

Sunday, September 04, 2011

CBSE to publish AIEEE answer sheets online

From 2012, students appearing for AIEEE will be able to view his/her answer sheet on the official website a few days after the results are declared.

To ensure transparency in the examination system, Union ministry of human resource development has come up with an initiative of publishing answer sheets online. HRD has directed CBSE to make necessary arrangements for it.

Experts say that thousands of students reappear in the exam every year to score better marks. After assessing their answer sheets, students will be in a better position to evaluate their performance.

All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) scheduled on April 29, 2012, will be conducted online.

This move has come after RTI was filled by Mr Nilesh Gupta a RTI activist responsible for bringing major transformation changes in education , AIEEE has never disclosed its official answer key and kept the students in dark for so many years,
CBSE in order to avoid and further embarrassment of CIC has decided to go ahead with move

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EDUCATION CITY is not safe for conducting AIEEE-Pritam Singh

AIEEE Director,Mr.Pritam Singh declares Kota is not safe place to conduct AIEEE exam.
Please SMS your feelings to his mobile no.
Pritam Singh - 09968275220

Initially AIEEE exam has been conducted 8 times in Kota without any discrepancy.In past years we have noted the discrepancy in AIEEE conduction at some centers still they are continued for AIEEE centers. If we take the example of last year (2010-11) paper was out and students have to face many problems and re-conduction of exam was also done at some of the centers.
Every years approx 60000 students come to Kota for preparation of AIEEE and at the last moment they have to rush to various cities to take the exam.

Kota is the education hub for engineering and medical aspirants.Kota is the center of most of the exam held by government of India.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

CBSE refuses to disclose the answer key of AIEEE

in a reply to RTI asking for the answer key of AIEEE 11 , CBSE has refused the applicant citing larger public interests as a reason, what interest it is going to serve by not coming out with the official answer key is not understood . It seems the apex body of education is not open to transparency and public scrutiny. It is high time the MHRD take serious steps to tighten the officials sitting at CBSE and make them understand that they are accountable to public at large.