Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday sought the stand of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on a plea to cancel the May 7 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), held for selection of candidates for undergraduate medical and dental courses.
A vacation bench of Justice R Mahadevan sought the CBSE's stand issuing it notice on the plea by an aspiring medical student's mother, who has contended that the examination breached the students' right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution.
The bench had issued the notice to CBSE, slating the matter for to hear again on May 24, according to PTI.
The CBSE had conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET-UG-2017 on 7th May, 2017 from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm in offline mode across the country. The online exams were held on May 9.
The exams, conducted in 10 languages at 1921 Exam Centres in 103 cities, were held for UG admissions to 95,000 seats - 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS, in all Government Medical Colleges, Private Medical Colleges and Deemed Universities across the country.
The mother of the candidate, who took the test in English language, has termed the test as being violative of the Article 14 contending that all the question papers in various language, including Hindi, English and Tamil, were not same and not of same difficulty level.
She submitted that the question paper in English was based on the CBSE syllabus, whereas the one in Tamil was based on the state syllabus.
She alleged the authorities never told the candidates who took up NEET that the question papers in different languages would not be the same and that they have the discretion to frame different set of questions in different languages.