The students who appeared for the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) Public Examinations of 2019 will all get six marks more owing to incorrect questions in the paper. It is the decision of the Directorate of Government Examinations that six marks will be added in the subject of mathematics of the SSC paper of 2019 because four questions were found to be incorrect.
The Mathematics Paper 1 and Paper 2 were conducted by the Directorate on 23rd and 25th March respectively. In Paper 1, the sixth and the sixteenth questions in Part- A, and the seventh question in Part- B were wrong. Similarly, the fourth question in Part- B of Paper 2 was also incorrect.
After knowing about the error, the directorate decided to add six marks in the papers of students who have attempted these questions. Five and a half marks will be added for Paper 1 and half a mark will be added for Paper 2. However, those students who have not attempted these incorrect questions in their answer sheets will not be given any extra marks.
This issue was discovered by an expert committee that looked into the questions of the papers and ultimately found four incorrect questions in the Mathematics section. The recommendation of the addition of 6 marks was also proposed by this expert committee.
The Director of Government Examinations, B Sudhakar, made this announcement and said that marks will be added to the papers of students who have attempted the said questions. They will also take necessary action against those who had set the papers. The SSC Public Examinations ended on 3rd April for the year 2019.
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This year, about 5,52,302 students registered for the exams, belonging to 11,023 schools. Out of the total students who registered, 2,55,318 were boys and 2,52,492 were girls. 5,07,810 students came from the regular mode of schooling while 44,492 were private candidates.