NEET 2017 is amidst controversies. It started after a medical aspirant alleged that the question paper of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test were different in terms of questions and difficulty level.
On 24, May 2017, as a response to the plea, Madurai bench of Madras HC granted a provisional stay on NEET 2017 result declaration, which was scheduled to be on June 8.
The petitioner said that not following a uniform pattern for setting up question papers in different languages for the exam is a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. This act has breached the students’ right to equality. The petition also asked for interim decree against results declaration for NEET examination held on 7 May 2017.
Madras HC has also asked CBSE, Medical Council of India and Union health ministry to file a counter affidavit on June 7 on the whole issue.
In another event, a group of 40-45 parents of students who took the test on May 7 in Gujarati language moved to Gujarat HC with a plea to cancel the test and conduct it again with the same questions in English and Gujarati.
NEET is conducted in 10 languages and CBSE prepares a common merit list based on marks scored by students. The language in which students take the test is not given any preference while preparing this list. So, the petition said that Gujarati medium students would lag behind as the question paper in Gujarati was difficult in comparison with English.
The judgment on cancellation of NEET 2017 exam will come only after the counter affidavit is presented on June 7 by concerned authorities.
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