NEET 2017: Madras HC issues notice to CBSE on plea to cancel NEET
: – Dr Sagar Gudhka
In April 2016, the Supreme court made NEET mandatory for all medical and dental admissions. On May 7, CBSE conducted the examination across the country on behalf of the medical and dental councils of India.
Neet 2017 was held amidst the controversies surrounding the vernacular medium papers n also Hindi ,English n Tamil language papers were not uniform with respect to level of difficulty n solution.
More than 11.35 lakh students wrote the test across the country on May 7. In Tamil Nadu, 88,000 candidates had registered for NEET while 84,000 plus students appeared for the test.
The petitioners alleged that uniform question papers were not given and there was a vast difference between the English and Tamil question papers. They demanded that the NEET examination be cancelled and a fresh test with uniform question papers be conducted.
They claimed that the NEET was not conducted in a uniform manner across the country and that different sets of question papers had been used in different places, though a uniform syllabus had been announced. They also submitted that officials had not informed them that different set of question papers would be circulated.
In Tamil Nadu, a different set of questions was given to those who opted for English and Tamil, they said, adding that the one in Tamil was easier. “One India, one question paper in the NEET is a must. Otherwise the scaling of intelligence and aptitude would differ. Hence, the NEET examination should be cancelled and fresh examination with uniform question papers be conducted,” the petitioners submitted.
With the court order, CBSE had to stop evaluation of answer sheets. It also did not declare the answer keys as per schedule on May 30.
The judge asked the Union health and family welfare secretary, director-general health services, New Delhi, Medical Council of India (MCI), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Tamil Nadu health and family welfare secretary to file replies by June 7. With none of the above mentioned agencies seeking for an early hearing, it is unlikely that the result would be declared on June 8.
We all directors of CCT have had a humongous tough time while filing the review petition at Supreme Court for NEET 2016 and meeting all the officials – CM, Educational Minister, NCP Chief, MNS Chief, HRD Ministers to accomplish the ordinance that was passed by our President.
We keep fingers crossed for no RENEET but incase if NEET 2017 is to be reappeared, it’s going to be a monstrous stress for all the students again.
Never the less CLEAR CONCEPTS TUTORIALS (CCT) is well prepared to groom the student for the last minute brush up with NEET practice papers.