NEET UG 2017 to be reconducted today at Warangal
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be re-conducting the NEET 2017 exam in Warangal where students had complained that they were not provided with the question paper in Telugu despite having selected the medium of language as Telugu. The exam will be conducted today, 17 May, 2017 St. Peters Central Public School, Warangal.
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The exam will be attended by a total of 230 students out of which 228 students would attempt the exam in Telugu while rest two would appear for the exam in Hindi. The 228 students had been provided with question paper carrying questions in Hindi language despite having selected Telugu as their medium of examination. When the students complained to the invigilator present they were told to attempt the paper in the language provided. After the exam was over, parents and some student organizations protested against the unjust treatment. Consequently the board is re-conducting the exam for these students.
NEET was conducted by the CBSE on May 7 across the country for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. This year the NEET exam is facing multiple controversies including allegations that the questions in English and Hindi question paper were comparatively easier than those in Bengali. Students also complained that questions had not been translated properly. Hundreds of students on Monday staged a protest inside the campus of Swastha Bhavan in Kolkata and submitted a memorandum to the Director of Medical Education for the same.