The Delhi High Court has issued the revised result of the Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination pursuant to the January 30 judgment of the high court after which two questions were deleted and one mark awarded to all candidates while two answers were held to be correct for one particular question.
While the earlier list issued on January 17 declared 564 candidates successful in the preliminary examination, the revision has led to 111 more candidates getting shortlisted for the Mains examination scheduled for February 9 and 10.
On January 30, a bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Prateek Jalan as directed the Registrar General to re-draw the results of DJS-2018 preliminary examinations with two questions in the question booklet series ‘B’ to be deleted, answer to one question being revised in the answer key and the court ordering that in answer to one particular question, two of the four options be considered the “most appropriate answer”.
The judgment had come after six DJS aspirants who could not make it through the preliminary examination by a small margin challenged some “demonstrably erroneous questions”.
When challenged, the Examination-Cum-Judicial Education and Training Programme Committee decided to delete two questions and award one mark for each of the tqo questions to all candidates.
The two questions were: Q.114 A court can stop the proceedings of a case under section 258 Cr.P.C. in which of the following cases?
- No.120 The magistrate has power to issue commission for examination of witness in prison under which section of the Indian Penal Code?
One question which the petitioner had claimed has two most appropriate answer was: Q. 183 : Estoppel (1) Is an equitable principle (2) Is a rule of common law (3) Is a principle evolved by judicial pronouncement (4) Is codified in Indian law. The correct answer as per the answer key is Option (4).
Manchanda said options (1) and (4) are equally appropriate answers.
Agreeing with his contention, the court had ordered the Registrar General to treat option (1) and option (4) as equally “most appropriate answers and award one mark to those candidates who have marked option 1 as the correct answer.