CBSE defends different NEET question papers, Guj HC not

Posted June 07, 2017

They said that while a common merit list would be prepared by CBSE, questions asked to them were almost totally different from questions asked to English medium students, with Gujarati medium questions being of much higher level of difficulty. After getting a stay on all proceedings of NEET 2017 exam till June 7 from Madurai bench of Madras High Court. The students can check their results at the official website once the result are announced.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has informed the Madras High Court Bench here that it had administered only two different sets of question papers - one common paper in English and Hindi and another translated in eight vernacular languages - with equal level of difficulty for the National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) held on May 7 for admission to undergraduate medical courses.

The agencies concerned with this matter are union health and family welfare secretary, DG health services, medical council of India, central board of secondary education and the government of Tamil Nadu. Read | NEET 2017 results should not be delayed further, CBSE tells High Court. Further it has also said that question papers in 8 vernacular languages had been set up for the entrance exam.

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The petitioner arguments about CBSE NEET 2017 is that students were tortured by the flying squads and checkers before entering the exam hall which makes them irritated and disappointed. Of the 12 lakh students registered for NEET, 47,853 opted for the examination in Gujarati; 34,417 chose Bengali, 15,206 wrote in Tamil, 3,810 in Assamese, 1,766 in Telugu, 978 in Marathi, 712 in Kannada and 452 in Oriya. And the question papers were different in Vernacular languages and in English.

The CBSE on Tuesday said it was preparing to challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court granting interim stay on publication of NEET results across the country, which would apply to Gujarat as well. The NEET 2017 was conducted for 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats. The CBSE stated that chances of question paper leak is higher for regional language papers.

However the CBSE has neither released the OMR Sheet of the students nor the NEET 2017 Answer Keys. They had demanded that the examination be conducted in a uniform manner.