Finally, the Chemistry gets just right: PU re-re-re-exam goes off without glitches

Finally, the Chemistry gets just right:             PU re-re-re-exam goes off without glitches

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-04-12 20:47 Bengaluru: The second repeat exam of II PUC Chemistry held on Tuesday went about with no glitches. The Chemistry examination was postponed twice earlier due to the question paper leak. According to the education department officials, the exam process began around 6.25 am on Tuesday morning across the state with a team of officials comprising officers from various departments checking into district treasuries and collecting the question paper bundles. These question papers were transported to all 925 examination centers across the state in armed police protection. Whole process was videographed. Examination began at 9 am sharp. Senior officials of the PU board monitored the state-wide developments from the board office in Malleshwaram. Senior officials of revenue, commercial tax, health and medical education were also part of the team of officials deputed to assist the PU board to supervise the examination. How did the exam go for the students? According to students and lecturers, today’s paper was much easier compared to the first. There were no errors in the questions, although there were some spelling errors.  A lecturer said there were two typographical errors in the question paper. Meanwhile, the fifth round of talks between the state government and the agitating lecturers on Tuesday too failed. The Government made it clear that it could not implement the Kumar Naik report but is ready to spend Rs.50 crores on increasing the perks and facilities of the lecturers. Primary and secondary education minister Kimmane Ratnakar said the PU Board wants to complete the valuation process by April 30. "Lecturers teach Gandhian values to students. I wish they will join the valuation work from Wednesday," he said. "Twelve thousand  lecturers who are working in the unaided PU colleges are ready to join the valuation works. We can impose ESMA also. But we will wait till Wednesday," he said. -Some students complained of spelling errors in the question paper. -Many students claimed they missed few admission tests because of the rescheduling of the Chemistry exam. -Examination was glitch-free. -Question papers were transported to all examination centers in the city from the strong room at Maharani College 6.25 am onwards -Senior officials of various departments including Commercial Taxes and Revenue depts deputed for coordination work. -Students found the Chemistry question paper easy -PU helpline was flooded with queries over the examination status. -Talks between the government and agitating lecturers fail; state government is planning to utilise the services of 12,000 PU lecturers working in unaided colleges. -On Mathematics grace mark demand, govt promises grace marks only if questions were out of syllabus and students had attempted the questions. -State government considers dispatching SSLC and II PUC question papers online from next academic year.