NEET 2021 Update: Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging answer key for Physics question paper.

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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test or NEET 2021 result was published through NTA, the National Testing Agency or NTA on the 1st November 2021. Recently NTA’s Supreme Court dismissed a plea regarding the NEET Physics Question Paper. The matter was handled by a bench of three judges which comprises justices DY Chandrachud, Justice AS Bopanna, and Justice Vikram Nath. The petition was filed with the Supreme Court by 22 students who were enrolled in the NEET’s UG Exam. According to the complaint submitted by the students because of a mistake made while translating the Physics questions in English to Hindi the word “amplitude of current ” was missing. been omitted. Therefore, the students protested against the discrepancy and the patent error on this Physics Question Paper.

 

Supreme Court Stated:

According to the candidates they were told, the term “dhaara” used in Hindi in the exam paper is not a reference to the amplitude. The candidates, therefore, demanded help from the National Testing Agency or NTA. Additionally, they sought examinations and results that were fresh. The petition submitted by the candidates states “The NTA without taking cognizance of the said error, released an answer key only based on the English translation of the question, thereby putting the Hindi-speaking candidates at disadvantageous position vis–vis their English-speaking counterparts..”

 

It is worth noting that the appeal was denied in the Supreme Court after taking into consideration the opinions of the panel of three experts who were independent. The panel created in NTA was the National Testing Agency, NTA composed of professors from IIT, Delhi Technological University, and The National Physics Laboratory, The panel recommended that the answers to the Hindi version and the English version were identical. Attorney General Tushar Mehta mentioned, “All three of them have agreed that whether we choose to use English or Hindi the answer will be identical. They also said that the “dhara” here was of no importance.”

 

Conclusion: NEET 2021 Results were announced by the NTA on their official website. Regarding the answer key to the Physics exam, in the past, The Supreme Court dismissed a plea to revalue the scores of some students taking their Physics Exam. The petition was filed by up to 22, NEET UG students who insisted to have their scores re-evaluated due to an alleged error within an answer key for the Physics Question in Hindi.

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