NEET 2017 Latest News: Troubles continue for NEET exam as Gujarat HC issues notices to CBSE, MCI over discrepancy in regional papers.
The Gujarat high court on Friday issued notice to CBSE and other parties over a plea for holding the NEET exam afresh with same questions in Gujarati and English languages.
The plea to scrap the recently held exam and hold it afresh was moved by a group of 40 parents of those students who had taken the CBSE-conducted National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) in Gujarati language.
After admitting the plea on an urgent basis, Justice A.J. Shastri issued notices to Centre, state government, CBSE, Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India and posted the matter to 5 June.
The Gujarat High Court on Friday issued notices to the six respondents in the petition filed by students who appeared for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) in Gujarati medium of instruction. On Wednesday, 40 such students had filed a writ petition against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) requesting that the exam be conducted afresh with same questions in Gujarati and English languages.
All the respondents have been asked to respond to the matter. While CBSE is the main respondent in the case, the other five respondents are the Union government of India, the government of Gujarat, the Gujarat Medical Admission Committee, the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India. The next hearing of the case will take place on May 29. Students have alleged that questions asked in English and Gujarati medium of instruction were different, thereby doing injustice to students from vernacular background in terms of the varying levels of difficulty.
The petition said providing question papers of different difficulty levels for a common merit list was the breach of students’ right to equality guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution. Over 90,000 students from Gujarat attempted the paper on May 7, out of which 74,000 were students from GSHSEB. Around 40,000 to 45,000 students appeared for the NEET exam conducted by CBSE in Gujarati. NEET 2017 was conducted in ten languages.