Kolkata: Expressing concern over the harassment faced by examinees while appearing for the national level medical entrance examination (NEET) in Bengali language, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar, demanding re-examination for the candidates who were adversely affected due to the “irregularities that took place in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.”
Besides expressing her concern and suggesting re-examination for the candidates if needed, the Chief Minister also stated “a coordination mechanism at the institutional level should be established with the state government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for making proper arrangements for examinations in future”.
It may be mentioned that the NEET examination held on Sunday, in which 59,000 candidates appeared from the state, 3,000 wrote their answers in Bengali language.
In her letter to the Union minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, Banerjee has stated: “…It has been reported that in many examination centres, the students were not provided with Bengali question papers in time, many were provided with photocopies of question papers which bore the same candidate code for multiple students and in many cases, the photocopies of question papers were illegible. It has also been reported that many students were forced to write answers using English or Hindi question papers.”