NEET controversy: States to give affidavits for translated papers, announces Prakash Javadekar

NEET controversy: States to give affidavits for translated papers, announces Prakash Javadekar

rakash Javadekar , MHRD Union Minister has announced that from next year, the state government will have to provide affidavits to CBSE for proving the accuracy of the translated NEET papers.

The announcement was made in the Rajya Sabha meeting held on July 19, Thursday as per the PTI report. This was done after the questions that were raised by AIADMK member Vijila Sathyananth in the meeting regarding NEET 2018 translation errors.

Here's what she said:

49 questions in the paper which were translated in Tamil were vague.

- Vijila Sathyananth

 

To reply to her questions, Javadekar stated, ''Since this matter is in the court, I won't say much. This translation was done by Tamil Nadu officials, next year we will take measures.''

 

POINTING OUT THE DISTANT NEET CENTRES

Vijila Satyanath, the AIADMK member had also pointed out that NEET candidates this year, had to travel to distant places to write the paper.

To this, here's what Javadekar replied:

NEET candidates need not go to other states and will have the facility to write the exam in their respective places.

- Prakash Javadekar

The minister assured in the meeting that the students who appear for NEET will not need to not go to other states and will have the facility to write the exam in their respective places.

 

SUPREME COURT STAYING THE ORDER

The Supreme Court has stayed the Madras High Court's order to grant 196 marks for Tamil candidates who appeared for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.

However, the Supreme Court has asked the concerned parties to come up with a solution to deal with the situation. A bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said, "We cannot dole out marks in this fashion.''

 

If the Madras HC decision is followed, then students who appeared for the NEET exam in Tamil will have an upper hand.

- Supreme Court

 

NEET 2018

NEET 2018 was conducted on May 6 this year and during the exam, the Tamil Nadu candidates found few errors in the translation in the exam.

 

ERRORS IN NEET 2018

The keywords in the Tamil questions were wrongly translated from English and this error caused confusion among the candidate of NEET this year.

 

GRANTING MARKS FOR TAMIL CANDIDATES FOR NEET 2018

On July 10, Madras High Court passed an order for CBSE to grant four marks each for 49 questions to around 24,000 examinees owing to the errors in the Tamil translation of the said questions.

 

DENIAL MODE OF CBSE REGARDING THE MADRAS HIGH COURT'S ORDER

With the order being passed by Madras High Court, on July 12, CBSE went in complete denial mode and decided to appeal to the Supreme Court itself, after the ministry's opinion on the same.

 

MCC DELAYED RESULTS

On July 13, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) had postponed the second round allotment result of NEET 2018.

 

sources : India today