The Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union (JNUSU), in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity on Monday complained about the widespread discrepancies and flaws such as paper leak, out of syllabus questions, etc. in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE).

“The students had to face difficulties at all stages of the entrance examination process, right from the submitting of application forms to the conduct of the online test,” wrote N Sai Balaji, JNUSU president, in the letter to the V-C.

JNUSU also alleged that the question papers of BA 1st year, cluster 1 of Russian, Spanish, French and German exams held on 28 May 2019 were circulated on social media even before the examination was held. They also claimed that the question paper for the exam was out of syllabus as prescribed by the JNU Administration.

“The students who gave the Political Science exam also brought to the notice of JNUSU that the question paper was similar to one of the practice papers on a prominent website,” read the letter.

Some other irregularities mentioned in the letter were the widespread errors in the answer keys provided by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the examinations. JNUSU said it was “extremely unfortunate and unprofessional” that the answer keys of all the subjects from BA to PhD had errors in them.

“The NTA through a public notice on 6 June had suggested that the answer key could be challenged with a processing fee of Rs1000 before 9 June,” the letter added.

“The conduct of JNUEE was given to a third-party private vendor, the NTA for the first time. This is clearly not yielding a positive outcome,” said the JNUSU and demanded that the administration immediately initiate steps to go back to the previous format of JNUEE.