Errors in OJS questions: OPSC files status report to HC

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Cuttack: As a part of the judicial intervention sought into the errors found in the question booklet of Odisha Judicial Services (OJS) 2015 examination, a status report has been filed in the Orissa High Court by the organisers of the examination – Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC).

As per the report, an expert committee has found 24 wrong questions in the booklet. As per the status report filed, based on the findings OPSC has decided that evaluation will be done for 76 questions and the marks will be awarded on a pro-rata basis.

The examination was held on May 31 this year in which around 2000 law graduates had appeared.
Alleging that 16 out of the 100 questions in the booklet were either wrong, out of syllabus or contained typographical and grammatical errors, one Madhubala Bisoyee and 18 other OJS aspirants had approached the High Court in a writ seeking judicial intervention.

The petitioners prayed for award of full marks in each of the wrong questions to all the examinees and also to award extra five marks as grace for causing mental turbulence in facing the confusing questions.

The petitioners have also sought at least two months time for the main examination after the declaration of preliminary results.

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