From 2018, NEET question paper will be same for all states

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“From next year, there will be mere translation of papers so that such problems do not arise,” said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

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NEET question paper will be same for all states

With a lot of controversies and protests across India over the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 question paper this year, the Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has said vernacular question papers for the NEET will be mere translation of the question paper in English.

(Read: NEET 2017: These 69 medical colleges cannot give MBBS admission )

Here’s what HRD minister said:

“The vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) — the all-India entrance examination for medical colleges — will just be translation of the question paper in English,” Prakash Javadekar said.

According to reports, Javadekar was replying to a question about the West Bengal Education minister recently complaining that this year the students appearing for all medical entrance examination in vernacular languages had faced tougher questions than the ones set in English and Hindi.

This decision of the government would affect the fate of lakhs of students for medical entrance examination.

CBSE setting different sets of questions:

  • According to MPs, students from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu who attempted NEET exam got different question paper
  • Further, students from the state said the paper was much tougher than the English and Hindi papers.

(Read: NEET 2017: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu students got different question papers, says MPs )

Moreover, commenting on this, Javadekar said, “From next year, there will be mere translation of papers so that such problems do not arise.”

One Nation One Test in Engineering:

About ‘one nation one test’ in engineering he said, “We are yet to take a call on this issue. It is in discussion stage,” as reported by PTI.
[Source”timesofindia”]