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Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) exam: 4 questions deleted, HC orders marks recomputed

The Delhi high court on Monday ordered that the marks of the Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) 2015 preliminary examination be recomputed after deleting four questions, which had more than one correct answer.

A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Najmi Wazri asked the court registry to fix the cutoff marks for the recomputed preliminary papers and to come out with fresh list of selected candidates for the main examination.

The high court registry will also have to announcement fresh date of the main examination.

The exam for DJS is held in two stages - preliminary examination, which contains objective type questions and the main written exam. Selected candidates move on to viva voice.

The court's direction came on petitions filed by law graduates Sumit Kumar and Manish Gupta, with regard to ambiguity in some of the questions and the answers provided for it.

Advocate Prashant Manchanda appearing for one of the petitioners had contended that the question paper contained many questions which were not properly phrased or were outside the syllabus.

He said several questions have more than one correct answer whereas the answer shows only one of them to be correct, and his client could not clear the cut-off mark for appearing in the main exam because of the ambiguity in the question paper.

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