NEET 2017: Madras High Court issues notice to CBSE
Chennai : Madras High Court on Monday issued a notice to Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) over a petition filed against the recently held NEET exam.
The petition sought cancellation of the process of selection under the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and wanted the board to be restrained from declaring the results of the test conducted on May 7.
Rohaiyaah Sheik Mohamed has filed the petition claiming that the exam, which was held on May 7, has been unfair to students across the nation.
“In effect, equals are treated as unequal, violating Article 14 of the Constitution which prescribes equal treatment of all the candidates on merit in the process of selection without any prejudices and concessions,” the petitioner said.
She claimed that in the English version of the exam, questions were asked from the CBSE syllabus while in the Tamil version was based on the State board syllabus.
“The candidates who did their higher secondary under the CBSE syllabus found the questions simple, easy and familiar as compared to the likes of the petitioner who answered the NEET in English language but had their higher secondary education under the State syllabus,” the petitioner said.