NEET: HC orders issue of notice to Health Secretary

Madurai: The Madras High Court today sought the stand of Union health secretary, among others, on a plea for cancellation of the last National Eligibility and Entrance Test for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses.

Issuing notice to the Union government and others, Justice N Seshasayee of the Madurai bench of the court sought their replies to the issues raised by the petitioners for cancellation of the test conducted on May 7, 2017.

The petitioners including one Jonila contended that NEET was not conducted in an uniform manner all over the country.

They argued that different sets of question papers had been used in different places in the country, though uniform syllabus had been announced.

The officials did not inform that different set of question papers would be circulated, the petitioners said.

In Tamil Nadu, different set of questions were given for those who opted for English and Tamil respectively, the petitioners submitted and said the Tamil question paper was easier.

“One India, one question paper in NEET is a must, otherwise the scaling of intelligence and aptitude would differ. Hence NEET examination should be cancelled and fresh examination with uniform question papers be conducted,” the petitioners submitted.