NEET question paper to be same for all languages: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has said, question paper for the all India medical entrance examination, NEET, for all languages will now be same.

Javadekar told reporters in Kolkata yesterday that vernacular question papers for NEET will be mere translation of the question paper in English.

He was replying to a question about the West Bengal Education minister’s recent complain that this year the students appearing for NEET in vernacular languages had faced tougher questions than the ones set in English and Hindi.

Javadekar said that his ministry is in discussion stage about ‘one nation one test’ in engineering. The Minister also said the Centre will soon introduce a detention policy for students in classes 5 and 8th.

He said, in a proposed bill to be passed in Parliament, power has been given to the states to have examinations for students at fifth and eighth standards in March.

If students fail, they will be given one last chance to appear in an examination in May. He said, if a student fails in both attempts, he/she would be detained. Javadekar also adding that 25 states have already given consent to the move.

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