The Bengal government alleged that the NEET question paper in Bengali was tougher than the English question paper.
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was successfully conducted on May 7 across the country and since then, several reports have surfaced stating different issues, such as that of weird method of frisking, dress code etc. Now, the Bengal government has alleged that the NEET question paper in Bengali was tougher than the English question paper.
The government now plans to write to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to lodge a “strong protest”.
NEET UG is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in government and private medical and dental colleges in the country. This year, the exam was conducted in 10 languages including English and Hindi, i.e. Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, and Oriya.
English v/s Bengali
The candidates who had attempted the test in Bengali claimed that the level of difficulty in the vernacular question paper was much higher than the questions framed in the English version.
“It was said that questions would be identical. But questions in Bengali were much tougher than the ones framed in English. With the promise of identical question papers, they framed tough questions for the Bengali board students. The English paper was closer in format to that followed by CBSE. We are strongly protesting this,” State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told the media here.
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