Reexamination should be held if needed Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Expressing concern over the harassment faced by examinees while appearing for the national level medical entrance examination (NEET) in Bengali language, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar, demanding re-examination for the candidates who were adversely affected due to the “irregularities that took place in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.”Besides expressing her concern and suggesting re-examination for the candidates if needed, the Chief Minister also stated “a coordination mechanism at the institutional level should be established with the state government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for making proper arrangements for examinations in future”. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that the NEET examination held on Sunday, in which 59,000 candidates appeared from the state, 3,000 wrote their answers in Bengali language.In her letter to the Union minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, Banerjee has stated: “…It has been reported that in many examination centres, the students were not provided with Bengali question papers in time, many were provided with photocopies of question papers which bore the same candidate code for multiple students and in many cases, the photocopies of question papers were illegible. It has also been reported that many students were forced to write answers using English or Hindi question papers.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedShe maintained in the letter: “For example, at the examination centre located at Cossipore Central School in Kolkata, 600 candidates appeared for the examination but only 520 question papers in Bengali medium were supplied. Similar was the case in Techno India School at Konnagar in Hooghly district.”It may be recalled that in 2017, the state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had raised his voice, stating that the standard of Bengali question paper of NEET was much more difficult than the English one.Banerjee in her letter on Monday also mentioned the issue of 2017 and mentioned that: “It appears that the examination conducting authorities have not been careful enough to ensure that the examination is held meticulously and the careers of prospective candidates are not jeopardised.””I strongly urge you to take immediate action against the persons responsible for such irregularities and also take suitable measures to ensure that the candidates are not adversely affected due to non-availability of appropriate question papers. If needed, a re-examination should be scheduled to give a fair opportunity to all such candidates,” she maintained in the letter.last_img

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