SRINAGAR: With reference to complaints/reports regarding ‘wrong’ uploading of answer keys of State Eligibility Test (2017-18), the University of Kashmir in a statement has clarified that the question papers are set at the national level as per the UGC guidelines by a team comprising minimum five senior faculty members of the concerned subject from different universities/zones, who sit together for a week and draft the papers/keys as per the UGC scheme and forward the same to the conducting authority.
“The keys, as received, are faithfully uploaded for assessment/objections by the aspirants who are provided ample time to conduct the assessment or raise objections and submit the same to the conducting authority for rectification,” it read.
The rectification is done after assessment of objections by a team of senior faculty members (not amongst paper setters) of the concerned subject, and the revised/modified keys are uploaded thereafter, it further read.
The University of Kashmir, in case of SET (2017-18), further clarified that it was not involved either directly or indirectly in setting the question papers or framing of keys.
“Any deviations found in keys will be taken care of, while action under UGC norms shall be initiated against the concerned paper setters and the same shall be recommended to the UGC for further course of action,” it added.