SC wants same papers in languages for NEET

SC wants same papers in languages for NEET

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.

The annexure, submitted by the CBSE today, states that in NEET 2017, 100152 aspirants appeared in the exam in the vernacular languages, of which 30817 have qualified. The plea stated that most of the regional language papers were hard than the English and Hindi papers in NEET 2017 examinations.

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.

On this, the bench said, "The whole goal of having a common exam gets defeated if CBSE does not follow the set pattern of questions in all languages".

Out of 11.35 lakh aspirants, almost 6.11 lakh candidates have passed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017.

Madurai bench of Madras High Court had barred on all proceedings of NEET 2017 in June but the Supreme Court stayed the Madras high court order and allowed CBSE to declare the NEET 2017 results. Earlier, the results publication was stayed by Madras High Court for hard and different questions in Tamil language.

This year NEET 2017 was conducted on May 7 by CBSE after which candidates who appeared in Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali language complaint about the difficulty level of the questions. The NEET was made compulsory for admission in the MBBS and the BDS courses across India from 2016.

A total of 11,38,890 students appeared for NEET exam this year including 1,522 NRIs and 613 foreigners.

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