Prakash Javadekar told in Rajya Sabha that there would be no displacement of students to write the NEET exam from now onwards.
New Delhi/19.07.2018: On Thursday, the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar replying to a Rajya Sabha member told that there would be no displacement of students to write the NEET exam from the coming academic year. This has brought a sigh of relief amongst all the medical students who used to travel to different states undergoing various hardships, sufferings and mental agony to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
Answering to RS Chairperson M.Venkiah Naidu, who raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha about students being made to travel far and wide to write the test, Prakash Javadekar said, “There will be no displacement of children from next year. Every student will be able to write exam from his/her district.” However, the minister kept mum on the subject about ‘issuing grace marks to students ’.
Vijya Sathyananth, an AIADMK member from Tamil Nadu, highlighted the several points during the Zero Hour. Amongst them was the issue of errors in the Tamil version of NEET question paper. Earlier on May 6, 2018, students who appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in the Tamil version found as many as 49 incorrectly translated questions. Owing to this, CBSE was directed by the Madras High Court to award 4 marks each for each erroneously translated question. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education has appealed against the decision in the Supreme Court.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an all-India level medical entrance exam organised to give admission to various UG programmes in government and private colleges in the country. This year, the exam was held on May 6. The NEET result 2018 was released on 4th June.