Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar demanded holding of fresh entrance test for IIT-JEE 2010 following detection of alleged mistakes in the Hindi version of the question paper.
“A fresh entrance test is the only solution following reports of mistakes in the Hindi version of the IIT-JEE paper,” Kumar told reporters on 17 April.
He said he spoke to union human resource minister Kapil Sibal and wrote a letter seeking his immediate intervention.
Kumar said he was not satisfied with the reasons given by the incharge of the IIT-JEE 2010 entrance test and the Centre should initiate an enquiry into the mistakes in the Hindi version of the IIT-JEE paper.
The chief minister said a delegation led by director of a coaching institute led by mathematic wizard Anand Kumar met him last evening and had sought his intervention in the matter.
A Professor from IIT Kharagpur Rajiv Kumar recently alleged that the Hindi version of the paper-II of the test carried wrong instructions which could have misled students in the Hindi heartland.
However, IIT-JEE organising chairman Prof T S Natarajan later said, “There are certain minor mistakes in the papers here and there. But I can assure the candidates that these mistakes will not affect their performance. They will be taken care of during evaluation of papers.”