NEET 2017: In a big blow to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Supreme Court of India on Thursday hit out at the board for having different questions for students appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in regional languages. According to news agency ANI, the apex court observed that there should be a common question paper for NEET examinations. This move by the Supreme Court comes after hearing a plea that was filed by a student over the difficulty level of NEET. The Central Board of Secondary Education has been asked to file an affidavit informing the apex court about the mechanism that they will opt for conducting the exam from next year, according to Indian Express.
The petition regarding the same was filed by a group of students last month, they alleged that the difficulty level of question paper in eight vernacular languages is higher in comparison to English and Hindi. The board has already rejected claims that there is any variation in the question papers in a previous hearing.
This year NEET 2017 was conducted on May 7 by CBSE after which candidates who appeared in Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali language complaint about the difficulty level of the questions.