Pune Mirror,Mar 31, 2015,


MBA-CET exam candidates have complained of software error in online test and even demanded re-evaluation
A committee has been formed by the state education department to address students’ grievances.It was constituted following a litany of complaints by candidates over discrepancies faced by them in the MBA-CET (Masters in Business Administration ­ Common Entrance Test).

Mirror had reported that candidates, who took the state MBA-CET exam, had complained of discrepancies in the results declared last Wednesday. Alleging that the software was erroneous, especially in the first slot of the online test, candidates had even demanded a re-evaluation or re-exam.The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) which conducts the test however is adamant on its stand that the software is error-free.

The online examination for admission to state B-schools was conducted over four slots on March 14 and 15. Candidates, who appeared for the test in the first slot, complained of glaring errors. Many of them even demanded a review of the test conducted by DTE, which then agreed to look into cases of affected students.

The matter did not end there. Once results were announced, candidates were shocked to say the least. They decided not to take the matter lying down.

“The department has been flooded with complaints. Since both candidates and DTE have refused to budge, the situation can be reviewed through a third person perspective,“ said a senior education department official.

Affected candidates, meanwhile, have been making the rounds of the DTE to get their cases reviewed as the latter had promised to show them the raw marks as well as percentiles and calculations.

“This certainly offers some hope.But I cannot wait till then,“ said Kailvalya Netkar, a candidate. Rushikesh Lad, another candidate, also took the same route. “If DTE is giving me a chance to take a look at my result, I want to know what exactly has gone wrong,“ he said.