The Madras High Court has issued the stand of Union health secretary, among others, on a plea for cancellation of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses. The Madras High Court wrote to Justice N Seshasayee of the Madurai bench of the court regarding the disparity in the question papers in the various question papers. They have also issued notice to the Union government and others. The petitioners also submitted that NEET examination should be cancelled and fresh examination with uniform question papers be conducted.
As per PTI report , The Madras High Court also sought reply to the issues which were raised by the petitioners for cancellation of the test conducted on May 7, 2017. There were also allegations that NEET exam did not follow the uniform manner all over the country and also that different sets of question papers of NEET 2017 were used in different places in the country, though uniform syllabus had been announced. The aspirants who appeared for NEET exam 2017 claimed that they were not aware that different set of question papers would be circulated.
In Tamil Nadu (TN) , the aspirants were given different set of questions for those who had opted for English and Tamil respectively, the petitioners had submitted the details and also said the Tamil question paper was easier. “One India, one question paper in NEET is a must, otherwise the scaling of intelligence and aptitude would differ. Recently NEET exam was re-conducted in Warangal, as about 230 students who has opted for Telugu were given the question papers of Hindi language. The parents of English Medium students are planning to meet HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to discuss the difference in the difficulty level between English Language and other language papers such as Gujarati.