Through their petition, these parents contended that there were discrepancy in NEET exam papers, as the question paper in Gujarati was more difficult than the one in English. The petition said by providing question papers having different difficulty levels for a common merit list was the breach of students' right to equality guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution.
"Hence, the NEET exam conducted on May 7 should be annulled so that a fresh examination is held with same set of questions given to examinees of both medium," said the petition.
The petitioners also claimed that the candidates appearing from Gujarati medium were given a totally different set of questions which were tough, and hence these candidates are not likely to score high marks, even when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) prepares a common merit list for them.
"Since the CBSE will prepare a common merit list based on marks scored by candidates irrespective of which language they took the test, candidates from Gujarati medium will lag behind due to difference in difficulty level of different question sets," the petition said.
NEET 2017 was conducted in ten languages.
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