NEET Exam: Madras high court poses 12 questions to CBSE
CHENNAI: How could CBSE conduct NEET for students from various boards, including its own students, and how could a single test assess the intellectual capability of students aspiring to do medical education? These are some of the questions raised by Madras high court, which said only a minuscule percentage of students in urban areas would benefit by NEET model.
Justice N Kirubakaran then directed the CBSE, MCI and other authorities to furnish their replies to the 12 questions raised by the court when the matter is taken up further hearing on June 27.
Brushing aside MCI's submissions, the judge said, "Though the nationwide single common entrance examination for admission into medical colleges is appropriate, there are many difficulties faced by students who are undergoing the studies under various systems (state board, central board, Anglo-Indian syllabus and ICSE)."
Saying that there is no uniformity of syllabus, the judge said only 4,675 science group students were from 268 CBSE schools.
As many as 4.20 lakh science group students were from 6,877 state board schools in Tamil Nadu in 2016-17, he said.