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NEET 2017: Government seeks explanation from CBSE on difficulty level in regional languages

CBSE had last week said the subject experts will calculate the difficulty level.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2017 4:19 pm
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The Union Human Resource Development ministry has sought explanation from the CBSE over allegations by a section of students and subject experts that NEET 2017 – medical entrance exam’s question papers in regional languages were different and more difficult than that in Hindi and English.

The students appearing in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in regional languages have complained to the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar that the question papers were different than those in Hindi and English.

As per reports, students who wrote paper in Gujarati and Bengali were unhappy with the difficulty level.  Last week, the West Bengal education minister, Partha Chatterjee, “Questions were supposed to be identical, but it was seen that the questions set in Bengali were tough. Questions set in English were easier… This will deny opportunities to the right candidates from our state.” The Telugu-medium candidates who appeared for the exam at a centre in Andhra Pradesh had also claimed that they were given question papers in Hindi and English, and not in Telugu.

Read | NEET 2017: Bengali medium paper more difficult than English, says education minister

 

CBSE had last week said the subject experts will calculate the difficulty level.

NEET was made mandatory for admission in medical colleges from last year. Many states, especially Tamil Nadu, were against the entrance exam. Also states wanted the entrance exam to be held in the regional language. The exam was this year held on May 7 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Hindi, English and 10 regional languages for admission to medical and dental colleges.

Also read | NEET 2017: From impersonations, cutting sleeves to paper leak attempts, know what happened on May 7

The students told Javadekar that having different question papers in different languages did not contribute to ensuring a “level-playing field”.

“There are certain reports about the paper being difficult for regional languages. The CBSE has been asked about it and the board will come out with a clarification soon,” an HRD ministry official said.

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    raj
    May 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    All they know is to destroy students future. .. No uniformity.... So much overacting in the examination hall lyk no metallic things were allowed, not even a pen... And they can't even take care of the question papers... Last year admissions were done on the basis of CET... This year NEET is compulsory.... So lets consider 2017 as the very 1st year of NEET... What they did?? DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, DIFFERENT QUESTIONS, DIFFERENT DIFFICULTY LEVEL.??? Is this what they call ONE NATION, ONE EXAM??
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      raj
      May 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm
      All they know is how to destroy students future... No uniformity.... So much overacting in the examination hall like no metallic things were allowed... Not even a pen... But they can't even take care of the papers.... Last year admissions were based on cet... And this year neet is compulsory... So lets consider 2017 as the very 1st year of neet... In the very 1st year they did this??? DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, DIFFERENT QUESTIONS ??? Is this what they call ONE NATION, ONE EXAM???
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        BIPIN JAMERIA
        May 24, 2017 at 8:14 pm
        All India One Test- Very Good steps taken by Government. Every year there are court case not only for MBBS but for the Post Graduate Medical seat also. Why not to transfer all the case to Supreme court ? All India One Test - All India one case - All India One place court hearing. Whom to blame for the agony, tension, dilemma of parents as well as student due to such court cases? Prepare the MERIT LIST on PRO-RATA basis for state wise English medium NEET test paper and Local Language NEET Test Paper. further paradox - there are summer vacation in court and very crucial time for the Admission Procedure. Several admission rounds are required online and very few days are available to reach to the admitted college reporting as the time limit set by the authority to complete the admission process in stipulated time. Why not daily hearing of such cases ? If the exam not conducted in fare manner - what action should authority take so as not to repeat such or any type of problem
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          Bapi
          May 20, 2017 at 10:39 am
          roach and insects are covered under NEET UG syullabus but frog and earth worm not covered under NEET UG syullabus,its covered under CBSE BOARD (NCERT) syullabus and easy for cbse board students.we observed some question ask NEET 2017 english version on frog and earth worm,tell me one thing how can they answer,those are prepare as per NEET UG syullabus ,like non cbse board student?
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            Bapi
            May 20, 2017 at 10:41 am
            roach read as roach
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            shruti
            May 17, 2017 at 11:52 am
            the matter is not that whether english paper was easy or gujrati the matter is what was the need of cbse to supply regional students with different question papers. NEET is a national level exam and there should be uniformity for all and cbse can't change the definition of uniformity as per it's convenience. there should be a re neet to provide a fair chance to all students not just regional students.....and no moderation. That's it.
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