The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday clarified that any ambiguity in the NEET2017 question paper is an academic issue.
With reports of NEET 2017 being leaked and error in question paper, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally announced its decision on whether to conduct exam again or not.
On Wednesday, CBSE, in its official release clarified that any ambiguity in the questions of the national medical entrance exam is an academic issue and will be addressed only by the subject experts.
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Why this sudden announcement from the Board:
The board comment comes against the backdrop of concerns raised by a few experts and NEET candidates regarding the May 7 examination which was held on May 7 had at least four “incorrect” questions.
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Know about the issue with question paper:
- According to reports, one question came with two correct options, while another came with all four multiple choice answers wrong
- In a recent HT report, Biology subject expert, Dr Arvind Goyal, stated that three questions in the biology section of code W paper of NEET UG 2017 confused a lot of students even though this section was the easiest
- In the paper, there were a total of 180 questions in the paper and each question carried four marks each
- Further, if a student has marked an incorrect answer, they will lose five marks (-1 negative, in addition to the 4)
- Another question to which objection has been raised read by a physics teachers read: “Which of the following pairs of compounds is isoelectronic and isostructural?”
Here’s what the teachers commented:
While commenting on the issue, a physics teacher in a recent PTI report said, “It should rather have been ‘Which of the following pairs of compounds is isostructural and has same number of valence electrons?”
Moreover, over this matter, a senior CBSE official said, “As far as ambiguity in questions is concerned, it is purely an academic issue which will be addressed by the subject experts. For this purpose, the official answer key will be hosted for making challenges by the candidates.”
“The date of hosting answer keys will be intimated on NEET website,” the official added.
Latest developments on NEET 2017:
- With 490 CBSE officials being deployed in all 103 cities to personally supervise the examination along with 3,500 observers and city coordinators from CBSE affiliated schools, reports suggested that a female candidate in Kannur was asked to remove her innerwear before appearing for the test
- Moreover, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had arrested a gang that tried to leak the NEET question paper
- Further, Telugu-medium candidates who appeared for the exam at a centre in Andhra Pradesh had also claimed that they were given question papers in Hindi and English, and not in Telugu.
Meanwhile, a total of 11, 38,890 candidates appeared for NEET 2017in 10 languages at 1,921 centres in 103 cities.
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