NEET 2017 controversies continue to increase panic among students. At present, the students who appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test on May 7 are divided into two groups. One group which is hoping that the NEET 2017 is cancelled. Another group is praying desperately for the turmoil to get over and get on with their lives. In the meanwhile, anxious parents, students and teachers keep searching for latest news update about NEET 2017. Between the delays in the NEET 2017 Results, the Stays imposed by the Madras HC and the plea pending in Supreme Court, we bring to you how CBSE and HRD Ministry is trying to solve the NEET Controversies.
That is right. Sources close to the ministry and the Central Board of Secondary Education have shared that CBSE and the HRD Ministry is working overtime to figure out the best possible solution. Though CBSE has not commented on the disparity and the controversy regarding regional language papers, it is not ignorant to the fact. While the official update is awaited from CBSE, sources have revealed that HRD Ministry has also offered to help CBSE ride through the problems. A senior official suggested that if CBSE would have been confident that cancelling the paper was the best step forward, it would have done so by now. The ambiguity of the situation where incidents were localized makes the decision to cancel the entire paper unreasonable. On the other hand, not addressing the concerns of the students voiced is also not an option. An expert panel of professors of respective subjects as well as regional language experts has been called on by the CBSE. Source reveals that the answer keys are being evaluated and concerns being marked after discussion.
HRD Ministry, on the other hand is trying to reason with the various State Governments and council. Only yesterday, HRD Minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar met with Gujarat Education Minister to discuss the matter. Around 40 students from the state had also filed a plea in the respective High Court against the difference in difficulty level. News also confirms that HRD Ministry is talking with West Bengal to understand the concern and find a solution.
In the meanwhile, CBSE is troubled with releasing multiple results including the CBSE Class 12 Board Results 2017. The results are also delayed due to on-going row over moderation. The many concerns at the Board are keeping the Chairman and the Core Committee very busy, commented an official who did not wish to be named. CBSE only has the best interests of the student at its heart and would do whatever it takes to find a solution that best fits all. An expert has reiterated that cancelling NEET 2017 may not be the best solution. CBSE is mindful of the concerns and is contemplating releasing the NEET 2017 Answer Keys and OMR Sheets soon to further the process.
However the events turn out, what is clear is that with each passing day, the anxiety increases. The fate of around 12 lakh students from across the country hangs in the balance while the controversies are sorted out. Supreme Court is all set to hear a plea by an NGO to cancel NEET 2017 next week. How the events unfold would be shared with you. The status at present is in utter chaos. There is no confirmation or affirmation from CBSE in regards.
NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted by CBSE on May 7, 2017. The examination is the entrance criteria for MBBS and BDS courses across all private and government Medical and Dental Colleges in the country. The controversies that arose immediately afterwards have caused delay in the process. CBSE was to release the NEET 2017 Answer Keys by May 20 and the NEET 2017 Results by June 8, as per initial updates. However, NEET 2017 Results have been stayed by Madras HC till June 7. Whether it would cause a delay in NEET 2017 Answer Keys or not is not certain. In the meanwhile, a plea is being prepared to be presented in Supreme Court, asking for NEET 2017 to be cancelled. Stay updated with the latest news, videos and updates about National Eligibility cum Entrance Test here.