Supreme Court refuses to quash NEET 2017, directs CBSE for common question papers in all languages

A petition was filed last month by a group of students alleging that the difficulty level of question paper in eight vernacular languages is higher in comparison to English and Hindi. CBSE has already rejected that there were any variations in the question papers in a previous hearing.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 11, 2017 3:05 pm
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The Supreme Court today observed that there should be a common question paper for the medical examination – NEET. Hearing a plea filed by a student over the difficulty level of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, the apex court ruled that CBSE, conducting body, has to file an affidavit informing what mechanism they will opt for conducting the exam from next year.

A petition was filed last month by a group of students alleging that the difficulty level of question paper in eight vernacular languages is higher in comparison to English and Hindi. The petitioners contended the all-India ranking was given in the NEET exam which postulates that every candidate should get the identical question paper.

CBSE had already rejected that there were any variations in the question papers in a previous hearing.

The Supreme Court has also sought the data of candidates who cracked the entrance exam in vernacular language. The annexure, submitted by the CBSE today, states that in NEET 2017, 100152 aspirants appeared in the exam in the vernacular languages, of which 30817 have qualified. However, only one candidate has managed to score above 600 marks (out of 720) while under 501-600 marks category, 84 students have qualified. Read | NEET 2017 controversies, click here

CBSE compared the data with 2013’s exam when 21778 medical aspirants appeared in vernacular languages of which only 1 student scored marks under 501-600 while none could register above 601 marks.

NEET 2017 was held on May 7 and candidates appeared in Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali language complained over the difficulty level. Out of 11.35 lakh aspirants, nearly 6.11 lakh candidates have passed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017.

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    sathishkumar
    Aug 12, 2017 at 11:36 am
    How NEET exam is, apply some logics!! 1. The syllabus is different for all state boards and CBSE board. It is like Having question papers for students from different states one who studied about Lion and another student studied about tiger and another student studied about elephant are have to take questions about Monkey. So no state syllabus can be brought under single NEET. NEET it self absurd idea. One who proposed to conduct NEET to central government must be a psychologically ed person. Also It is underestimating the students who were till date(since independence) studying in State board and getting success in their higher studies which is conducted under All India medical council. Also it is unethical move by center to grab the seats medical colleges of well developed states like TN where no Tamil student studied in Tamil medium is going to get or will get seat in future as well. This will have a serious effect in future when no doctors from TN will be there.
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      aj singh
      Aug 12, 2017 at 10:43 am
      TN only state in India where NEET merit list not published. Govt fighting with own students in SC. politicians playing with bright students future. Now govt trying to pass NEET exemption after result declared. Sad day in TN history
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        Rajesh
        Aug 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm
        Supreme Court think only 4000 students.but they don't think 4lakhs students future.their judgement is help for high class family our country syllabus is break down in two methods. They are cbse and hsc. Therefore they compare cbse and hsc.but judgement says no comparison in students. We are not fools mind it
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          Rajesh
          Aug 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm
          In tamilnadu only lakhshathipathi children studying in cbse.now supreme Court judgement helpful for cbsending students.think .tamil medium students have not any books for preparing neet exam .then how we prepared? Please think.we have not study in cbsea.but 95 question is cbse syllabus.how we write?this situatonight is going on in india only first class family people live .other are going to death.all judgement is support high class family .they don't think middle and poor family
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            VIGNAN
            Aug 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm
            SC refuses to quash injustice once again. HC's in our country are very far better than SC in our country. Unlike SC, they think about the future of aspirants considering various controversies arose in NEET 17.Is SC's existence in our country for doing justice or saving nation's budget? Why do they say it's very difficult to conduct re-examination and try to escape?Why are you thinking about NEET 18 as if you've done justice for this year aspirants? Tomorrow comes after today. When you don't do justice now itself how should we trust you next time? Will you think about NEET 19 then? Go on.... till our 3 attempts go of our hands. Think about a future which we see or won't without living in the present.Think of doing justice rather than the money.Don't lose people's trust on you.
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              Rajesh
              Aug 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm
              I am a state board tamil medium student.the cbse and courts understand our problems.we have not any books in tamill. Our aim is become a doctor our family situation we study in tamil medium school .we hope public exam and study hard.now you say neet exam .this is our 12 years aim.what can we do .cbse students fight and catch state board students place.it is injustice
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                Parent
                Aug 11, 2017 at 11:25 am
                We want justice. Every year it is the same scenario. First of all so less gov seats and on top of that these re-neet issues.
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                  aj singh
                  Aug 10, 2017 at 10:38 pm
                  TN only govt who has not declared NEET merit list. playing with students future by dividing students based on schooling. Seeking exemption from NEET after exam over. Politicians are strange. Sad day in TN history. govt fighting case agaist own state students. merit must win
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