NEET 2021: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Deletion Of A Question In Physics Due To Translation Glitch
"We would have looked more into it if it was a law paper. But least of all if its Physics. We have to draw the line. It would be beyond the remit of this court to indulge in this exercise," SC bench observed
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition seeking deletion of a question in Physics section, alleging translation error. The Centre informed the top court that a three-member panel constituted could not find any discrepancy in the question asked.
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The bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna observed that as the question is from physics, the court has to go with the panel's recommendation. "We would have looked more into it if it was a law paper. But least of all if its Physics. We have to draw the line.It would be beyond the remit of this court to indulge in this exercise. The panel of experts has submitted their opinion. We are unable to interfere. We dismiss it," the bench observed.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the 3 experts panel by the centre- Professor from IIT Guwahati, one Prof from Delhi Technical University and one from another institution found no discrepancy in the alleged question in physics. "The answer is the same whether for the English paper or for Hindi paper," SG informed court.
Meanwhile, the plea filed by the NEET-UG aspirants says that due to this omission, the candidates who attempted the question on the basis of the Hindi translation arrived at a different answer as compared to the candidates who attempted the question on the basis of the English question. "Hence discrepancy in the said question has put the Hindi Speaking students/states at a disadvantageous position pushing them back by thousands of years and jeopardising their future," the plea read.
The lawyer representing the students asked the bench to look at the Physics textbook, which is considered the Bible for students, before dismissing the petition. Justice AS Bopanna who was also part of the bench said, "The book may be the Bible for students, but the opinion given by the professors (members of the panel that examined the issue) is like the opinion of Jesus Christ. We have to go by the opinion".
NEET UG 2021 was conducted on September 12 and the result was declared on November 1. A total of 15,44,275 students appeared in the examination out of which, 8,70,074 students qualified the medical entrance examination.
Students who have qualified the exam will appear for the NEET 2021 counselling and they will be allotted seats in medical institutions across India. NEET Counselling dates are not released yet, Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will release the counselling schedule at mcc.nic.in.