New Delhi, July 24: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that from now on the vernacular question papers for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for entrance to medical colleges will just be the translations of their English version.
Union Minister told reporters in Kolkata yesterday that vernacular question papers for NEET will be mere translation of the question paper in English. He was replying to a question about the West Bengal Education Minister's recent complaint that this year the students appearing for NEET in vernacular languages had faced tougher questions than the ones set in English and Hindi.
Javadekar also said that his Ministry is in discussion stage about 'one nation one test' in Engineering. He also said the Centre will soon introduce a detention policy for students in classes 5th and 8th with support from states. He said, in a proposed bill to be passed in Parliament, power has been given to the states to have examinations for students at fifth and eighth standards in March.
If students fail, they will be given one last chance to appear in an examination in May. He said, if a student fails in both attempts, he/she would be detained. Javadekar said, 25 states have already given consent to the move.