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NEET 2016: Fresh plea in SC seeks quashing of result

The fresh petition alleged that National Entrance and Eligibility Test (NEET) 2 was tougher than the earlier one and CBSE came out with a common result without "normalisation" or rationalisation of marks obtained by the medical aspirants in these two tests

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2016 6:04 pm
NEET, neet news, neet results, neet 2016, latest news on neet, neet paper leak, neet answer key, neet supreme court, education news The bench agreed to hear the matter along with the other pending petitions on the issue next week.

The legal battle over the single-window medical entrance test, NEET seems to be unending with the Supreme Court on August 23 agreeing to hear a fresh plea seeking setting aside of the combined result of NEET 1 and 2 on grounds of different “difficulty levels” of question papers.

The fresh petition alleged that National Entrance and Eligibility Test (NEET) 2 was tougher than the earlier one and CBSE came out with a common result without “normalisation” or rationalisation of marks obtained by the medical aspirants in these two tests.

The plea, filed by a Bihar based medical aspirant Shivangi Singh who has already been selected in the combined result, was mentioned before a bench of Justices A R Dave and L Nageswara Rao for urgent hearing.

The bench agreed to hear the matter along with the other pending petitions on the issue next week. “Set aside/quash the combined result of NEET1 and NEET 2 (UG) for Sessions 2016-2017 prepared and declared on August 16, 2016 by CBSE by combining raw scores of candidates treating the same to be a single test and direct CBSE to prepare All India Merit List/rank on percentile basis after adopting ‘normalisation’ method for NEET 1 and NEET 2 test
conducted on May 1 and July 24,” the plea filed through advocate Manoj Singh said.

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The plea said the declaration of combined result without normalising the marks obtained in by candidates in NEET 1 and 2 was “illegal and unconstitutional and violative of their Fundamental Rights under Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution”.

It said that treating NEET 1 and 2 conducted on two different dates with two different sets of questions with different difficulty level as one single exam for determining the rank of candidates without applying the “normalisation” formula, amounted to placing NEET 1 candidates higher in All India Ranking vis-a-vis candidates from NEET 2 with poor score due to difference in difficulty level.

The plea also sought direction for appointing an independent committee of experts to ascertain the difference in difficulty level of the questions of NEET 1 and 2 and applicablity of “normalisation” method.

The petitioner also sought direction to CBSE to rectify the errors in answer keys in question booklet of NEET 2 and quash the wrong answers with a further direction to declare her result after making correction.

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    Vaishali bhatia
    Aug 26, 2016 at 10:50 am
    Don't waste students time. Let them apply for college with whatever scores they are having in their hands now.
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      Vaishali bhatia
      Aug 26, 2016 at 10:46 am
      This discussion is baseless neet I physics was tough. The other two were easy meet2 chem was tough the other two were easy. Neet1 and neet 2 are almost same.please let the admission process begin without any delay
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        Yo
        Aug 25, 2016 at 10:10 am
        Normalization is must.. Excusing that we got 3 months extra will not reap much benefit considering the prep within the months till neet 1 examination was enough...further prep wud barely make much difference... Unless questions in neet was depending on length of the things to be Memorized. lt;br/gt;But the level of question was way hard demanding high cognition which is based on intellectual ability of a person..more like iq test.. lt;br/gt;So no matter the no. Of students in the shift be different lt;br/gt;But there isn't any rule made saying normalization requires equal no. Of student. In both shifts lt;br/gt;Thankyou...m done
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          Yo
          Aug 26, 2016 at 10:33 am
          Talking about resonannce there are other source to be considered Too..I already told ya...and ya.. People have already done major prep p in the 10 month gap given which shud be more than enough for the prep..leave the 10 month gap. There are many students who are applying this exam for 5 years.. To 2 years.. For them 3 month gap is nothing... . An extra 3 month will,do what major difference??... . Ur example about students getting more marks and all I know too many students who faced downfall and their neet 1 went above 500 but got below 500 in neet 2.. And another example of toppers Students . I don't care what they do.... There are other toppers students I know who met the downfall....u gotta be kidding me I gave all the examples...read them carefully ....why give examples of the ones which favors.. Clearly it's u who don't want this to happen.. U don't care about the unequality done to neet 2 students..u just want yourself to be safe clearly.. Stop thinking about yourself having prep for 1 year..there are lakes of students applying it for 3 years and they gave neet 2... They wud be literally much disappointed.. Kk,??
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            Naveen
            Aug 26, 2016 at 9:18 am
            For neet 1 , 6.5 lakh students appeared but for neet 2, only nearly 4 lakh appeared, in which more than 1.5 lakh were new aspirants. get your data updated.
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