Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 25:
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha on Friday declared the results of 28 students whose answers sheets were re-evaluated after some portions of it were found to be torn off.
Of them, only five have successfully cleared the CHSE examination for the 2014-15 academic year. Re-evaluation of answer sheets of 28 students was completed by Friday and the remaining would be completed soon.
“While one student has secured first division, three students have passed in the second and one in third division. The remaining 23 students have failed in several subjects,” CHSE Examination Controller, Biranchi Narayan Mishra said.
Notably, investigation by ‘Sambad’ had revealed that pages of as many as 42 Science answer sheets of 37 students were found torn off and 2-4 pages of the answer sheets of these students were found missing. Of these, 11 answer sheets were from Mathematics, 9 from Physics, 13 from Chemistry, 3 from Botany and 6 from Zoology.
After this expose, the CHSE authorities withheld the results of the concerned students pending re-evaluation of the answer sheets. CHSE authorities had called the examinees as well as the centre superintendents for interrogation. As many as 29 students had appeared before the Council to put forth their views and the latter decided to re-examine the answer sheets of 28 students.
The Council did the re-evaluation on Thursday and Friday and the results were declared on the second day of the process. In this, only five students cleared the hurdle of whom a student from a residential junior college in Bhadrak district has secured first division. Similarly, three students have passed with second division marks and one with third division.
“We had employed an evaluator for each subject. The results have been uploaded on the CHSE website (www.chseodisha.nic.in). Besides, the successful students will be provided with handwritten marksheets from today (Saturday),” Mishra said.
On the other hand, the fate of over 4000 students, who were booked under malpractice for resorting to unfair means while writing their papers in the examination hall, will be decided on Monday. A meeting of Examination committee has been scheduled on Monday after which the members of the Examination Committee will verify the seized papers with the corresponding answer sheets and decide whether the student was guilty.