New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: Expressing its unhappiness with the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) for setting different questions for students appearing at the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in regional languages, the Supreme Court(SC) today while observing that there must be a common paper for NEET examinations asked the CBSE and Centre to file an affidavit stating that from 2016 onwards identical questions will have to be set irrespective of language.
Several students who had appeared at the NEET 2017 examination on May 7 had petitioned the apex court alleging that the questions in the regional languages were tougher in comparison to the ones set in Hindi and English languages.
The Trinamool Congress and AIADMK MPs had earlier raised the issue in Rajya Sabha for students who had attempted the examination in Bengali and Tamil languages.
NEET was conducted in 10 languages this year – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada by the CBSE.
Meanwhile, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadeker said that that question papers for NEET-2018 will be mere translation of the question paper in English.