Update: Madras High Court has ordered CBSE to withhold publication of NEET 2017 exam results till June 7. Read on http://edupadhai.com/neet-2017-results/ for more.
Here we go again. The NEET exam is back to the courtroom. The courtroom is again filled with fingers suspecting the existence of the National-eligibility-cum-entrance-test (NEET) and its conduction. According to a petition filed by the mother of a Tamilian applicant, certain questions in Tamil version of NEET were different from the ones in the English & Hindi version. The allegation, if true, is a serious violation of the article 14 of the Indian constitution. The petition is currently undergoing a judicial trial at Madras High Court.
NEET: A doomed Process?
This is not the first tale in the “NEET Problem Saga”. The exam has already been reconducted in the city of Warangal, Telangana. Apart from the re-conduction in Warangal, there were also reports of Tamil Nadu (TN) state demanding a separate counseling and rank list for test takers from its state. Also, earlier this year there were protests regarding the number of attempts a student can have. “The NEET exam has always been a headache for CBSE since 2013,” said a medical student from Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The NEET Exam
The NEET exam, conducted by CBSE, was held nationwide on 7th May 2017 across 103 cities in the country. Unlike the previous years, this was the first time that the exam was conducted in 10 languages under the single umbrella exam scheme. The first NEET exam was conducted in 2013 when the then, HRD minister Kapil Sibal proposed the new exam system for both Engineering and Medical entrances in India. Since then the NEET exam has been a roller coaster ride for the both students and parents.
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Apart from the above petition at Madras High court, there are reports suggesting a similar problem in the Bengali version of the exam. The court has currently sent a notice to CBSE asking their stand on the demand of re – conduction. The next hearing of the case is scheduled for 24th May 2017.
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