Tech for All, a Chennai-based NGO (Non-Government Organisation), pointed out 49 translation errors in NEET-UG 2018 Tamil question paper. The NGO conducted special NEET exam coaching for aspirants belonging to economically backward classes in Tamil Nadu. NEET-UG 2018 was conducted on May 06.
Here are some of the translation errors pointed by NGO representatives in NEET-UG Tamil question paper: -
Founder of Teach for All, Mr. GB Ram Prakash demanded CBSE to provide grace marks to students for all these questions. Every candidate, who took NEET-UG 2018 in the Tamil language must be awarded 196 marks as grace marks, he demanded.
Giving reasons for translation errors in Tamil question paper of NEET, Mr. Prakash pointed that there aren’t any NCERT books in Tamil language, and CBSE failed to standardise the technical words in Tamil leading to 49 translation errors.
However, a disclaimer was printed on NEET-UG Tamil question paper directing the students to refer questions in the English language if there is any ambiguity or inexactness of questions in regional languages.
Mr. Prakash indicated that students can refer English version of questions in case of two or three translation errors. However, there were 49 errors, and students did not find sufficient time to refer both versions.