NEET Examinees Raise Voice Against Bengali Question Paper


Kolkata: NEET, the national level medical entrance examination triggered panic among the students of this year. Almost half of the total questions of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018, which were translated into Bengali, were either full of errors or there was ambiguity in the questions.

The students who wrote their answer papers with Bengali as the medium, have become upset as there were errors or ambiguity in almost 50 percent of the questions. The exam has been conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) across the country on Sunday. Over 59,000 candidates from Bengal appeared for the examination at 99 centres across the state.

The students from the state who failed to answer the questions properly after opting for Bengali as the medium, are confused over the basis they will be evaluated on, or whether the national level board that carries out the examination, will take the responsibility of the alleged mistakes.

According to the students that in some cases, there was no proper Bengali translation. In another allegation, around 83 students out of 600 appearing for NEET at Kendriya Vidyalaya Cossipore received question paper one hour after the examination started, triggering chaos at the exam centre.

It was stated that students opting for Bengali as the medium would not be able to compete in all India seats and they have to appear only for the state quota seats.