The CBSE has advised the Supreme Court that only 1 set of question paper could be placed for students taking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in MBBS and BDS courses from this year.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) advised a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and F.A Nazeer that earlier students were permitted to take NEET in 10 languages including Hindi and English.
The apex court had previously turned as “illogical” the practice of setting different sets of question papers in various languages also stated it would be “very hard” to evaluate the proficiency of students if their questions are different.
The court and the board didn’t agree that if all papers’ issue-level was the same, and it leads to uniformity in the examination and there was nothing wrong with having multiple sets of question papers. The CBSE consented and stated that from present academic session1 question paper that will be translated into various languages will be put.
The CBSE explained that from the present session and agreed to the hints of the apex court, there could be just 1 question paper which would be translated into different languages.
The bench heard a request filed with a ‘Sankalp’ trust seeking a direction that there be just 1 set of question paper for medical aspirants.
Also, the CBSE is very likely to release the NEET UG 2018 notification this week on the official website — cbseneet.nic.in. In 2017, the exam was conducted Sunday, May 7 and therefore, this year also, NEET is very likely to be held in the first week of May. The exam has been conducted for admission in MBBS seats.