NEET 2017: English medium candidates from Gujarat join as respondents

Candidates who had appeared for the test in Gujarati medium had moved the high court seeking its direction to the CBSE to scrap the test held on May 7 and hold it afresh with same set of question papers for English and Gujarati languages.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published:June 6, 2017 9:46 am
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The Gujarat High Court on June 5 allowed a group of candidates who appeared in the NEET in English medium to join as respondents in a petition seeking to hold afresh the entrance test with an uniform set of questions for Gujarati and English medium students. The matter will be heard today as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducted the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, sought time to file reply.

Students who had appeared for the NEET in English medium filed an application to join as respondents, which was allowed by the Justice S G Shah. They contended that any decision to cancel the test will have an adverse effect on them and hence they should also be heard by the court.

Candidates who had appeared for the test in Gujarati medium had moved the high court seeking its direction to the CBSE to scrap the test held on May 7 and hold it afresh with same set of question papers for English and Gujarati languages. Read | NEET 2017: Gujarati question paper tougher than English, say examinees. Click here

They said that questions asked to candidates who opted for Gujarati as their medium were almost different and were difficult from questions asked to English medium students.

They said that the same set of questions should be asked to all the candidates because the merit list prepared by the CBSE will be common for all candidates. The NEET is a test for admission to medical and dental colleges, and this year, the CBSE held the test in 10 languages.

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    hirabhai thakkar
    Jun 27, 2017 at 12:53 am
    तमिलनाडु सरकार ने 85 सिट स्टेट बोर्ड के स्टूडेंट्स को देने का फेसला किया है तो ... गुजरात गवर्मेंट क्या सोच रही है !
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      AMIYA KUMAR
      Jun 9, 2017 at 8:03 am
      SC - CIVIL APPEAL NOS.5680-83 OF 2017 ‘27. It is nobodys case before us that the impugned action is violative of any of the fundamental freedoms of the appellants. We are called upon to examine the proportionality of the administrative ...’ Candidates cannot claim violation of fundamental right to equality if authorities/Court cancel an examination due to irregularities or unfair means adopted by them, the Supreme Court said.
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        Suraj Patel
        Jun 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm
        Neet.Contradictory Arguments and pe ions......by the Tamil and Gujarati students.........Tamil pe iones say that neet vernacular langauge (Tamil ang Gujarati medium)paper were easy than an English while Gujarati pe ioners says that vernacular language paper means Gujarati medium paper was tough than an English......While CBSE in its reply to Madras high court has said that only two sets of question papers of same difficulty level were made for neet ....one for English medium and the other for the all vernacular languages......means for the all Vernacular languages NEET papers were same .......then now it has been cleared that both Tamil and Gujarati pe ioner have misguided and mislead the Madras and Gujarat high court high court without the knowledge different paper sets or evaluation of the difficulty level of difficulty level of English,Tamil and Gujarati paper....there by delaying the neet results and disturbing and mentally harassing about 11 lakh meritorious students.
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          Sweety priya
          Jun 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm
          Plz conduct neet again fr all state students plzzzz
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            Lakshman lucky
            Jun 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm
            Lol
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            Rajesh kumar
            Jun 7, 2017 at 12:51 am
            NO-NEET OR RE-NEET CBSE to follow guidelines given in Supremecourt order in 2016 1 COUNTRY /1 EXAM /1 PAPER Do not spoil the innocent life of 11 lakh children
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              Swapnashree Pattnaik
              Jun 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
              There should not re NEET again. As there are two set of questions for JEE Main i.e offline and online, for AIIMS i.e 1st shift & 2nd shift, for JIPMER i.e 1st shift & 2nd shift to select candidate through a common merit list. Nobody is asking for re conduct of such examination then why for NEET. It appears that some mafia instigated by the management of private medical colleges are involved in harassing the meritorious students who are eagerly waiting for results to come out.
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                akash
                Jun 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm
                Issue can be resolved by - 1. Normalization at state level only i.e. just for 85 percent state quota (and that too only for states like Tamilnadu, Gujrat, and West Bengal) where issue of different language different paper is raised or arises. 2. Do not perform normalization for all India 15 percent quota. 3. Result for all other states, which does not require normalization. can be declared immediately.. 4. Even result for all states for 15 percent all india quota can be declared immediately. 4. CBSE should be instructed to prepare same paper-set for all languages. Currently, AIIMS is using normalization procedure for different paper set. Even US College board using the normalization procedure for SAT papers being conducted 6 times a year.
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                  Bhakti Mohanty
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 4:36 pm
                  Before awarding stay to publication of NEET result, the judge of Madurai Bench should ascertain the difficulty level of questions asked in English vis-a-vis regional language through academic experts. Will the students who appeared in regional language, study the MBBS course in same regional language. If not, then CBSE should not allow these students to appear in regional language. The examination should be conducted in such language in which MBBS / BDS course are being taught. It looks as if a farce by the court to interfere into the educational system/ examination conducting agency of the country The court at least should give opportunity to CBSE to explain the position before granting interim stay to the process of selection.
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                    Suraj Patel
                    Jun 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                    I am completely agree with you Mohanty....
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                      akash
                      Jun 6, 2017 at 5:02 pm
                      agree
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