Wrong exam paper perplex final-year BMM pupils
MUMBAI: Final-year BMM students appearing for their exam at a city college were in for a shock after they received a wrong set of question papers. The theory paper they were given was for a total of 50 marks, whereas according to the new pattern, it was supposed to carry 60 marks.
“I informed the invigilator about the error but was ignored vehemently. Ten minutes later some other officials came to our class and asked us to return all question papers,” said a TYBMM journalism student, who was appearing for his exam at Siddharth College, Fort.
Students were then handed out a new question paper. “We ended up wasting 30 minutes in the bargain. While the college gave us 30 minutes extra to finish our paper, we were all too confused,” said another student from the same centre. The students were allowed to attempt the paper from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Students of TYBMM journalism were appearing for the broadcast journalism paper, while advertising students were appearing for legal environment and advertising ethics. Principal of Siddharth College said he was unaware of this problem. “The exam committee is headed by another individual and I have no role to play in this,” said Krishna Patil, the principal. Students and principals in other exam centres did not face any such problems.