This happened a week ago. My brother did his 10th standard this year. after the results came out, a decent 93% seemed goo denough for him to change his school. Like many others he wants to go to the famous (or infamous) DPS RK Puram. This time around the school has started online registrations wherein you fill your basic details (basically, all parental details) alongwith your board marks and roll no. Its nothing big, right? Wrong. He filled everything, as asked. After the section of board marks was a column for 'aggregate of five subjects'. This was supposed to be a self generating field, but it continued to show 0. Well, he thought, maybe, it was evaluated upon submission. So, he submitted the form, double checking the entries, and noted down the registration number generated.
Next day my uncle came over and asked my dad to check the confirmation mail from RKP. (his daughter too has done her 10th, and had applied for rkp). My dad got a surprise when he checked the email(not a pleasant one though). The board score was displayed as '0', all the other details being correct. The same had happened with my cousin too. As it turns out, they had filled their marks as '095', '093' etc. to make them standard three digit numbers. The computer had considered them as '0's as the entries filled in by these inteeligent kids started with 0. The mistake was brought to the notice of the school authorities by many and ,hopefully will be rectified by them. Meanwhile, they have agreed to go through the list(manually) and I have learnt a few lessons. One, even if the instituion is great, they still make mistakes. Two, being smart doesn't always help, as others around you might be dumb. Three, always provide your email address for confirmation (I have skipped this a few times earlier), at least you can be sure that the crucial details are correct. Fourth and the most important one, technology is no substitute for man.