NEET Row: CBSE Justifies Discrepancy in Question Papers, Court Refuses to Buy

By Malavikka

Following the stay in High Court for releasing the NEET results due to the discrepancy in questions between English and regional languages questions papers, the CBSE yesterday defended its move at the Gujarat High Court.

Why did CBSE frame different question papers in NEET?

The reason that it framed different set of question papers for this year's NEET for English and Gujarati language students the CBSE said was that it was done lest regional language papers may get leaked.


In order to know the full story on NEET row, read, Fresh Trouble Stirs For Medical Aspirants as HC Stays NEET Results

Gujarat High Court's response to CBSE on NEET

The Gujarat High Court refused to buy CBSE's justification on setting different question papers, citing that there were chances even for the English language question papers to be leaked and that the regional language question papers were not the sole set to be a stake.

CBSE's reply to Gujarat High Court

The candidates who attended NEET in English language were 90 per cent while on the other hand, the number of candidates who wrote NEET in regional language comprised only 8-10 per cent.

This means, if regional paper was leaked, 90 per cent of the other candidates too would get to know the questions. But if English paper was leaked, only a minority of the candidates who will be writing the regional paper later on would get to know the questions and conducting a re-exam would not be as laborious as it would be the other way round.

However, the CBSE resolved to challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court granting interim stay on publication of results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) across the country which will apply to Gujarat as well.

Also Read: NEET Paper Leak Scam: 4 Arrested

High Court's decision on NEET

The Court said that the results will not be published until the matter is again heard on June 12, but added that the CBSE is in the process of challenging the interim stay imposed by the Madras High Court on publication of results.

Next hearing

The next hearing in the Gujarat High Court will be on June 13.

Also Read: NEET Exam: 519 MBBS Students in Soup as MCI Cancels Admission

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