New Delhi: Aspirants giving this years NEET exam in different vernacular languages are going to be facing same set of questions, as per a recent declaration by the exam conducting body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The declaration was made by the advocate of CBSE before the Supreme Court, who stated that the question paper would be prepared in English and translated into Hindi and other regional languages, the lawyer for the Central Board of Secondary Education, which conducts the all-India exam for admission to medical and dental colleges. With this CBSE plans to calm the growing controversy from last year where various student petitioners had appealed before the apex court accusing that the question papers in regional languages for NEET 2017 were more difficult than the English and Hindi papers. A bunch of petitions was filed in the apex court by students seeking quashing of the exam, NEET 2017
“The paper in vernacular languages will also contain questions in English so that there is no confusion,” the lawyer said, quotes HT.
The current Stand of CBSE is quite different from last years stand whereby the body defended its move to have different sets of question papers, saying it was done to avoid a leak.
However, the stand had not gone well with the apex court, which had called it illogical.
“It is an illogical practice. How will you evaluate the competence of students when their questions are different? There is no reason for setting different question papers. There must be the same question paper for all students who take the exam in Hindi, English or other language,” the court had said.
Following the reprimand, CBSE has now filed an affidavit with the court stating that only one question paper would be set for all students and those who opted for vernacular languages would be provided translated question papers in their preferred medium.
The bench, headed by justice Arun Misra, took the CBSE affidavit on record and disposed of the petition.