SC raps CBSE for different questions

Centre’s perpetual silence on NEET row leaves fate of Tamil Nadu students in the dark

A petition was filed last month by a group of students alleging that the difficulty level of question paper in eight vernacular languages is higher in comparison to English and Hindi.

The apex court observed that there should be a common question paper for all NEET examinations.

The bench, however, pulled up the CBSE for having different question papers for English, Hindi and regional languages and wondered how evaluation of standards of students is possible.

CBSE conducted NEET 2017 examination on May 7 this year.

In another significant development, the union government has assured in the Supreme Court that it will make sure that from 2018 onwards the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET UG -2017) is conducted in the Urdu language also.

Even today, the top court declined to "nullify" NEET 2017, saying it would affect over six lakh candidates who cleared the test. The court also noticed that the only goal of NEET was to have a common examination. The board released the NEET results on June 23 after Supreme Court's intervention. But since experts were not available to translate questions into regional languages, different questions with similar difficulty level were set.

Students who appeared in Tamil, Gujarati and Bengali languages had complained about different and hard questions than of the ones in English.

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET UG -2017) is mandatory test for admissions to medical and dental colleges.

CBSE compared the data with 2013's exam when 21778 medical aspirants appeared in vernacular languages of which only 1 student scored marks under 501-600 while none could register above 601 marks.

Related News: