The Madras High Court on 18th May sought Union Health Secretary's stand, among others, on the appeal for cancelling the last National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), the exam held for the students seeking admissions to BDS and MBBS courses. The examination was conducted on 7 May 2017.
Justice N Seshasayee of the Madurai bench of the court while issuing the notice to the Union government and others, has asked to submit their views on the matter raised by the petitioners for cancellation of the NEET exam.
The petitioners argued that the NEET examination was not carried out in a uniform manner all over India. They accused the Council for distributing different sets of question papers in different places of the country, although syllabus of the examination was announced same in every part of the country. And no such information about the different set of question papers was circulated.
The petitioners said that for one India, only one NEET question paper is must else the scaling of aptitude and intelligence would differ. And evaluating all the candidates on the basis of the different question paper will not be fair. Thus, they requested to cancel the previous NEET examination and conduct a fresh examination with uniform question papers all over the country.
For instance, in the state of Tamil Nadu, a different set of question papers were given to those who opted for Tamil and English respectively, the petitioners stated that the question paper in Tamil language was comparatively easier.