AMU releases stage 1 answer key; withdraws 3 questions
Govind Kumar, 13 Apr 2016, #NEET
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AMU has admitted 3 wrong questions in its medical entrance exam stage-1 which was held on April 10, 2016 even as experts suggested a few more anomalies in the question paper. As per the official answer key released by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) which is the exam conducting authority for AMU MBBS BDS 2016, the three questions have been ‘deleted’ and the evaluation will be now done on the basis of 197 questions only. The question paper carried a total of 200 questions with 1 mark each for correct answers. There was no negative marking for the wrong answers.


According to the official answer key, Question number 24, 60 and 88 of Set A stand cancelled. Accordingly, the corresponding questions in other three sets also stand cancelled. Experts, however, suggested more incorrect questions.


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Careers360 analysed the AMU MBBS BDS 2016 stage 1 answer key released by AMU Officials and Resonance coaching institute. The table given below shows comparative analysis of AMU MBBS BDS 2016 answer key released by the examination authority and the coaching institute where candidates can see discrepancies in the questions and answer options.


Wrong Questions/Answers in AMU MBBS BDS 2016 Official and Resonance Answer Key:

Question paper Set

Wrong Questions in ‘Official Answer Key’

Wrong Questions in ‘Resonance Answer Key’

Set A

24, 60, 88


Set B

50, 64, 86

13, 64, 86

Set C

36, 72, 100

49, 72, 100

Set D

11, 76, 98

76, 98

Though the exam authority withdrew 3 questions from each of the 4 sets, the answer key by Resonance experts suggested varied wrong questions in each set. For example, according to Resonance, Set A had just one wrong questions and Set D had 2 wrong questions. The answer key from the coaching institute reflected Set B and C having same number of wrong questions but one of the question varied from official answer key.


 AMU MBBS BDS 2016 stage 1 Section-wise deleted questions:


The testbooklet of Stage 1 shows that there were 2 incorrect questions in Physics and 1 wrong question in Chemistry section and the answer key by the coaching institute shows more than one incorrect question owing to either incomplete information or unavailability of correct options.


The following questions in AMU MBBS BDS 2016 answer booklet has been deleted by examination authority.  Careers360 brings you snapshots of deleted questions from Set B.


 AMU MBBS Answer Key 2016

No bonus marks for incorrect answer:


Since the exam authority has deleted the wrong questions, they stand cancelled and withdrawn from the evaluation process. Thus, there is no possibility of bonus marks for the deleted questions. This means that 3 marks have been deducted against the 3 deleted questions out of a total of 200 marks. Now, the total marks for the paper will be treated as 197 only instead of original full marks of 200.


Procedure to challenge AMU MBBS BDS 2016 answers key doubt/discrepancy:


AMU has also offered candidates to challenge its official answer keys. According to the exam authority, candidates who wish to challenge the answer key can do it till within 48 hours of release of the answer key, i.e. till April 14. They can challenge the official answer key for the answers they feel are incorrect according to them. If there is any discrepancy/error in the AMU MBBS BDS 2016 answer key, then the candidates have to report it to the Controller's Office directly along with the documentary evidence in support of their claim or through the online window provided for this purpose. While challenging the answer key, the candidates have to attach the scanned copy of documents in support of their claim. They also have to provide their name, roll number and course name with the representation.


Approximately 60, 000 candidates appeared in AMU MBBS BDS 2016 stage 1 exam that was held on April 10. According to the information mentioned in 2016 -17 admission brochure of AMU MBBS BDS 2016, only 30% (approx. 18, 000) out of the total appeared candidates (in Stage 1) in order of merit in each category will be allowed to take AMU MBBS BDS 2016 stage 2 entrance exam, which is schedule to be conducted on June 1.


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