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SC wants list of NEET examinees who appeared in regional languages

The Supreme Court has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to submit the list of candidates who had appeared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in vernacular languages and have cracked the medical examination.
NEET is a national level single medical entrance examination introduced formally from this year. The examination was held across the country on May 7. Since the examination was conducted the medical aspirants, especially from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have been complaining that the standard of their question papers were much harder than that of English and Hindi medium.
A petition was filed at the Apex Court by a group of students alleging that the question paper in eight vernacular languages was more difficult than that of English and Hindi. During the hearing the Supreme Court instructed the CBSE that conducted the examination to submit the list of candidates appeared in the vernacular question paper and also the English question paper. The case will appear in the Apex court on August 8. The CBSE had however ruled out that there was any difference in the standard of question paper.
It may be mentioned that after the allegation had surfaced the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board carried out a probe following the instruction of the state government. The state joint board found the difference in the standard of question paper papers. Bengal government then wrote to the Centre to look into the matter but no steps had been taken in this regard.
The petitioners urged the Apex court for the cancellation of NEET 2017 result. About 1.48 lakh candidates wrote the exam in eight vernacular languages Out of total 11.35 lakh candidates, nearly 6.11 lakh candidates have passed the NEET 2017.
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