NEET 2017: Framed Gujarati question paper to avoid paper leak, says CBSE

The CBSE said that it is preparing to challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court granting interim stay on publication of results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) across the country which will apply to Gujarat as well.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 7, 2017 7:02 pm
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The CBSE on June 6 told the Gujarat High Court that it framed different set of question papers for this year’s NEET for English and Gujarati language students fearing that regional language papers may get leaked. The court expressed said the CBSE’s argument was not valid as leaking is possible even in English language question papers.

The CBSE said that it is preparing to challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court granting interim stay on publication of results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) across the country which will apply to Gujarat as well.

Justifying its stand on framing different sets of question papers for English and other languages, the CBSE in an affidavit filed before the division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi said that it was done to make it easier for it to conduct the test again in case there is leak of regional language question papers.

It stated in the affidavit that almost 90 per cent students appeared for the test in English, and only 8-10 per cent candidates took the test in other regional languages. The CBSE stated that chances of question paper leak is higher for regional language papers. Read | NEET 2017 results should not be delayed further, CBSE tells High Court. Click here

In case there is a leak in vernacular language papers, it will be easy for them to conduct examinations again as only 8-10 per cent candidates will be affected while a majority of students who appeared for English medium test will remain unaffected.

The court expressed its dissatisfaction on CBSE reply saying that the argument was not valid as leakage is possible in even English language question papers.

An official of the CBSE present in the court stated that the interim stay put on publication of results of NEET which was conducted on May 7 across the country will also apply to Gujarat till June 12 when the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court next hears the case. All you need to know on NEET 2017. Read here

He also said that the results will not be published until the matter is again heard on June 12, but added that the CBSE is in the process of challenging the interim stay imposed by the Madras High Court on publication of results.

The Gujarat High Court will next hear the case on June 13.

Candidates who had appeared for the test in Gujarati medium had moved the high court seeking the court’s 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.

They said that while a common merit list will be prepared by CBSE, questions asked to them were nearly totally different from questions asked to English medium students, with Gujarati medium questions being of much higher level of difficulty.

 

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    Suraj Patel
    Jun 8, 2017 at 4:53 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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    malli
    Jun 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    i agree but put separate exam for gujarat tamilnadu give their seats to them only . reexam means 11lakhs students were st.rained and sencear students was upset and notprepare well .
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    Sihita Jadhav
    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    one paper in 25 languages.. and 3 subjects.. means more than 400 ppl will look at paper.. Hence the chances of questions leaking is more.. CANT THE JUDGE UNDERSTAND BASICs ??? He is asking "Only regional will leak.. English wont leak.. ??" He has some inferiority complex from Hindi..
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