Not many of us actually know that the Honourable Supreme Court of India has allowed the full disclosure of examination answer copies to the applicant with RTI for exams!
Yes, so this means that an evaluated answer sheet now falls under the definition of information accessible to the students under the powerful Right to Information Act Find out about the disclosure under the RTI exam here
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The UPSC conducts examinations for lakhs of applicants like the Public Service Commissions, Universities, CBSE and other boards, professional bodies like ICAI. A few of the examination bodies do come under the purview of UPSC RTI.
Understanding RTI for Exam Problems...
Now, as you all might have guessed it, like with any other major exam, the main issue here is students feeling they deserved more marks and there is always a general grouse for it, when the results aren’t favorable.
However, not every time the student is wrong!
There are times, times I have seen first hand, where after a revaluation of answer papers, the marks have gone up. This issue can be due to oversight of the person in-charge of checking papers or whatever, but the student or the applicant is at a loss and under a lot of stress!
UPSC or other State government exams are no different! Lakhs of students receive wrong results and inaccurate marks due to negligence of the examining bodies or biased examiners in some cases - Well, am just saying you know… biases or just plain oversight - who suffers? Yes, the candidate!
Mostly, it takes time and a lot of effort to find out what has gone wrong with the evaluation of your score, or to know of the discrepancy, especially when you know you’ve done better in the exam. But now, with the introduction of RTI, you don’t have to go from table to table at government or examination offices anymore!
All the exams conducted by State government bodies are also covered by RTI for exams. RTI exams helps you, as a student, receive copies of your answer scripts, and ask for revaluation in cases of wrong correction or judgement if you believe you should have scored better.
What do you get when you file RTI for exams?
Committees conducting the exams will need to comply with RTI exam and have to include provisions to provide copies to students regarding
Cut offs and
Inspection of answer copies.
So then, File an RTI for exams, if you are faced with such an issue...
With the Court clarifying that the duty of these Public or Examination Authorities is to allow for maximum disclosure such that, all answer sheets and score sheets are available to students and you can determine for yourself whether or not you have graded them correctly.
If you are unhappy with your examination results, you can now get copies of your evaluated answer scripts for exams like the UPSC, RRB, LIC AAO, SSC etc, and all State Government exams like TET, UPPSC, MPSC etc.
To know the RTI format, click here
Click here to read about Central government RTI exam.
RTI For Exam – Fast and easy with OnlineRTI!
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OnlineRTI has made filing RTI for exams easy for you.
All you need to do is:
Visit our simple Application page here,
Fill your details: Name, Email, Phone, Address along with the query regarding your exam answersheets in simple English
After this, we will call you and find out further details.
Out RTI experts will then draft a RTI request and send you for approval.
Post your approval, we will send it to the concerned authorities to get you the answers.
You will then receive a summary of your submitted RTI, after completing the payment.
The authorities will reply directly to you.
You are now done filing an RTI for exams… Now, you can sit back and wait for the reply that will be with you within a month.
Once you receive copies of your test results/answersheets, you can get a complete understanding of how much you scored, and apply for revaluation if required.