NEET Question Paper To Be Same For All Languages: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has said vernacular question papers for the NEET will be mere translation of the question paper in English.

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NEET Question Paper To Be Same For All Languages: Prakash Javadekar

NEET Question Paper To Be Same For All Languages: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar (File)

Kolkata:  After the NEET question paper fiasco this year caused much embarrassment and legal troubles for the exam organisors, Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has told reporters here that the vernacular question papers for the national level medical entrance examination will 'be mere translation of the question paper in English' in the future. Students who attended the exam this year also had complained about the NEET question paper in Bengali and Tamil.

CBSE conducted National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination on May 7 and declared the results on June 23.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was replying to a question about the West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee recently complaining that this year the students appearing for NEET in vernacular languages had faced tougher questions than the ones set in English and Hindi.

"The vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) - the all-India entrance examination for entrance to medical colleges - will just be translation of the question paper in English", he told reporters here yesterday.

Cases were filed in Madras and Gujarat high court on various question papers used in NEET examination this year with different difficulty level. In the process, Madras High Court even stayed the declaration of NEET results by CBSE after a medical aspirant alleged that the all India medical entrance examination did not have a uniform question paper.

The Supreme Court later asked the CBSE to declare the results of the NEET examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses by putting a stay on the Madras High Court order restraining publication of results.

The students appeared for the exam in regional languages have complained to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar that the NEET question papers were different than those in Hindi and English.

After students and subject experts raised allegations on the NEET question papers, then the Human Resource Development ministry sought explanation from the exam organising authority CBSE over the issue.

About 'one nation one test' in engineering the minister told the media, "We are yet to take a call on this issue. It is in discussion stage."

(With Inputs from PTI)

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