IIT k was wrong and created a mess.
They cannot just distribute marks to those who don't follow instructions. Instructions were for everyone , everyone had more than 20 minutes to read the hard and soft instructions. The instructions were clear.
In such a case, The organising committee must have know that IIT K is not a 'halwaai's shop' to simply distribute marks to those who do not follow instructions.
Or atleast they must have written in the admit cards that "it's ok if you do not read the instructions before exam".
Even in that case, the student must have read it while solving. For the instruction on a section were above every comprising question.