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Madras High Court has told CBSE to hold all the further proceeding of NEET 2017 for now. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was to release the answer key of NEET 2017 on May 31 and announced the result until June 08. However, as per the interim order of HC, CBSE is now restrained from carrying forward with the process of the exam.
The court issued the order after nine students from Madurai filed a petition for the cancellation of NEET 2017, held on May 07, 2017. The petition claimed that the national level medical entrance examination was not held uniformly throughout the nation, and thus CBSE should conduct re-exam.
Not only the students but even the states have confirmed that the question paper of NEET in regional language question paper was comparatively tough. The questions mentioned in the English and Hindi language question paper were same but in the language paper, it was different. Instead of translating the questions, the Board used different question in different language paper.
The concern of the students is that the irregular question papers cannot be used to access the performance of the candidates. Hence, the Board should conduct the NEET 2017 exam again, with a homogeneous question paper.
“One India, one question paper is a must in NEET. Otherwise, assessment of intelligence and aptitude will differ. Further, an uneven playing field would infringe the right to equal opportunity in education” says the students.
NEET 2017 was held in English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Odia and Assamese languages. The claims are that the question paper in Tamil was easier than that in English/Hindi, while in Bengali, Maharashtra, and Karnataka language it was tougher
The purpose of introducing National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test was to introduce the system of single admission medium for medical admission in India. Then how can there be multiple questions sets to evaluate the performance of over 11 lakh students? CBSE was already in hot waters due to the scrapping of grace marks policy this year and varied questions papers are only pulling it deeper.
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