NEET UG 2021: Supreme Court to hear plea seeking omission of a physics question today

NEET 2021: The plea sought direction to NTA to delete the question from the physics section due to discrepancy in Hindi translation and declare fresh NEET UG results.

NEET UG 2021: Supreme Court to hear plea seeking omission of a physics question today SC to hear plea seeking deletion of a physics question for discrepancy in Hindi translation
Anu Parthiban | Nov 24, 2021 - 9:52 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will today hear a plea filed by a group of undergraduate students alleging a question asked in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2021) was translated incorrectly. The plea sought direction to National Testing Agency (NTA) to delete the question from the physics section and declare fresh NEET UG results 2021.

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A bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud will consider the petition today, Live Law reported.

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Saying that the question put Hindi-speaking candidates at disadvantageous position, the petition said, “The NTA without taking cognizance of the said error, released an answer key only on the basis of the English translation of the question,” as per the report.

The word "amplitude of current" had been omitted while translating it from English to Hindi. The petitioners argued that due to this omission of word, candidates who attempted the question on the basis of the Hindi translation arrived at a different answer as compared to the candidates who attempted the question in Engligh.

NEET 2021: Alleged discrepancy in Hindi translation

As the word “amplitude” was omitted, Hindi candidates had to apply a different formula. According to the petition, “Remarkably, if the impugned question is attempted in English, the amplitude of the current flowing had to be taken into consideration, thus, arriving at option one as the answer. On the contrary, if the same Question was attempted in Hindi, the omission of the term "amplitude" would result in applying a different formula and arriving at option three,” the report added.

Since NTA NEET has negative marking, the said question was a loss of 5 marks for the Hindi-speaking candidates and thus pushing their ranks further back.

"Hence discrepancy in the said question has put the Hindi Speaking students/states at a disadvantageous position pushing them back by thousands of years and jeopardizing their future," petitioners said.


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