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आरएसएस से संबद्ध संस्था ने सीयूईटी-यूजी उत्तर कुंजी पर चिंता जताई, परीक्षा प्रणाली में सुधार की मांग की।

RSS affiliated body raises concerns over CUET-UG answer key; demands reforms in exam system.

The Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, an RSS affiliate, has raised concerns about discrepancies in the CUET-UG provisional answer key and called for reforms in India's competitive examination system.

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RSS affiliated body raises concerns over CUET-UG answer key; demands reforms in exam system.

On Tuesday, the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, an affiliate of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), raised concerns regarding alleged discrepancies in the provisional answer key of the CUET-UG and called for reforms in the competitive examination system, with continuous feedback from stakeholders. The organization, led by Dina Nath Batra, voiced these concerns a day after numerous students who took the Common University Entrance Test for undergraduate admissions (CUET-UG) claimed that several answers in the key released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) were incorrect. Additionally, the organization expressed apprehensions about making the CUET-UG the sole entrance exam for undergraduate admissions across all universities in India.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Devendra Singh, the national convener of competitive exams for Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, highlighted that the recent discrepancies in the CUET-UG answer keys are a matter of "serious concern," exposing the structural flaws in the competitive examination system. He questioned the necessity of including all state and private universities in the CUET-UG and PG exams, except for central universities, given the diverse circumstances, expectations, curricula, and resources across different states and universities. He argued that a single examination system might not be suitable for a country as diverse as India.

Singh emphasized that the institution or agency conducting the examination should introspect on why they fail to provide correct answers, despite having adequate resources. He noted that the issue of faulty answer keys extends from the Union Public Service Commission to the Staff Selection Commission of various states.

To address these concerns, Singh recommended involving learned academicians and professors in the entrance examination process, making it mandatory for them to participate in question paper preparation and the examination process. He pointed out the significant differences in the standards of who is qualified to set question papers and called for a review of outdated standards by the examining agencies. He suggested that qualified professors, experts, and retired scholars should be given opportunities to contribute to the creation of objective question banks.

The organization further demanded reforms in the examination system, the standard of question papers, examination conduct, and addressing students' issues. They called for a system of continuous feedback from teachers, parents, and students. Singh concluded by stating that the examination system should be periodically reviewed by renowned scholars with a deep understanding of the system to ensure natural and exemplary development, rather than implementing revolutionary changes overnight.

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