Mumbai University messes up law examinations; questions of 25 marks wrongly placed

The Student Law Council has demanded that since the students had been affected by the University’s mistake, they should get marks for the wrong questions

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On Thursday, the law examinations for Mumbai University students began and along with it, began a series of blunders. On Tuesday, during the examinations of a subject, the students noticed that the question papers had some questions which were out of syllabus or were wrongly placed. Upon proper scrutiny, it was revealed that around questions worth 25 marks were wrongly put in the question paper. More importantly, the corrections to the mistakes were made half an hour prior to the completion of the examination.

Since January 3, the examinations for the Law stream had begun and the students of the three-year LLB course had appeared for the exams. In January, the students had the examinations for the Property Transfer Act, which is a subject for LLB Semester V students. When they appeared for the exams, the students saw that four questions amounting to 25 marks were wrong and accordingly, they told the supervisors.

The majority of students had left the wrong questions unanswered, but to their astonishment, the students received correction in their papers half an hour prior to the completion of the examination. This led to a chaotic situation amongst the students who were confused about how to answer the questions in half an hour.

Therefore, the Student Law Council demanded that since the students had been affected by the University’s mistake, they should get marks for the wrong questions. Alongside, the students must also be provided with an assurance that such a blunder would not occur again.

On the other hand, Vinod Malale, the Public Relations Officer, Mumbai University said,

As soon as we understood that the questions in the paper were wrong, we informed the colleges about it. Accordingly, the teachers coordinated with the students and they were immediately provided with the corrected questions. The University officials will look into the matter to avoid any loss of marks for the students.”

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