NEET becomes the center of controversy again. The Supreme Court heard a plea filed by Shivangi Singh, a medical aspirant from Bihar on August 23. The plea asked to disregard the combined result of NEET 1 and 2 exams stating that the difficulty levels of both the exams were different.
According to the petition, NEET 2 was tougher than NEET 1 and combined results were declared without normalization of marks being done by CBSE.
A bench of Justices A R Dave and L Nageswara Rao heard the plea represented by advocate Manoj Singh.
As per the plea, normalization is essential when a combined result for two exams is being generated. The contested that declaring result without normalizing the scores of candidates in NEET 1 and 2 is illegal and unconstitutional. It further stated that it was a violation of the student’s Fundamental Rights under Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.
Without normalization of the two tests, the students that appeared for NEET 1 were benefited and got better ranks as per the plea because NEET 1 was relatively easier than the NEET 2 exam.
The plea also appealed for appointing an independent committee led by experts who will determine the variations in the two tests and their difficulty level. This will further determine whether the result requires normalization method or not.
Another appeal was made saying that the CBSE should rectify the errors in answer keys of NEET 2 and disregard the wrong answers and re-declare the result.