Mumbai: Jack Fraser, a British student who is pursuing Masters in Physics at Oxford University, claimed he and his family members were harassed and abused by Indians after he solved IIT JEE Advanced question paper correctly "scoring" 100% marks.
Jack Fraser recently shared his horrific experience with some delusional Indian nerds who actually abused the guy for solving the JEE paper in less than the time usually allotted to students on Quora - a question and answer site.
According to Jack Fraser, it all started when a question was posted on Quora: “Can Jack Fraser solve the JEE paper?”
Jack says he took the challenge of solving the paper. That’s what people extremely involved in their vocation do.
"I thought it would be a laugh to sit down and do the paper, and see how I did. There were two papers, about 80 multiple choice questions each," he writes on Quora.
"Now. This is where I made my mistake. I told them how I breezed through it. I did it in about a third of the allowed time, and with 100 per cent correct answers", he says.
Jack Fraser’s endeavor however didn’t go down with Indians, who thought he was lying because the JEE is considered a very difficult examination in the country.
"It didn't go down well. I was called a liar. Insults were thrown. One guy called me scum. I was told there was simply no way a simpleton like me could do well on this -- it is simply the hardest exam to ever grace the face of this planet," writes Fraser.
The Oxford student then reportedly tried to some sanity to the whole conversation he was having with trolls and the abusive Indians. He said that JEE was easy for him because he was studying in a course that was much more advanced than what school students who take the JEE learn.
"I am a third-year physics student. This is a high school-level paper, taken by 17-year-olds who haven't spent 3 years at university studying physics. I have been sitting physics exams every year for 7 years now.
“Multiple choice makes exams immeasurably easier... it thus comes as no surprise that I found a test designed for people much less educated in physics than me pretty easy. It would be significantly more worrying if Pounds 27,000 being spent on 3 years at one of the best universities on this planet didn't prepare me to ace an admissions test for another university," he says.
But the trolls were not convinced. Ironically, after some people discovered Fraser on Facebook and also his family members, some of them sent abusive and insulting messages to them also.
"My mother got some graphic pictures of male genitalia. My brother got sent threats. My Facebook profile picture was reported for graphic indecency a few times, and I had a flood of abusive message appearing in my Message Request box.
“One guy sent me a picture of my (old) university accommodation, saying they knew where I lived, and that he was going to shiv me... It was really rather traumatic," Jack Fraser writes on Quora.
JEE Advanced is the mandatory entrance test for admission to various IITs in India. More than 11 lakh students from India and abroad had appeared for JEE Advanced this year. Out of them, some 6 lakh students were declared passed.