The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reconducted the NEET exam in Warangal on May 17, 2017. The exam has been reconducted for 230 students who had complained of not being provided the question paper in Telugu despite choosing Telugu as the medium of language for NEET exam. The re-exam of NEET has been held at St. Peters Central Public School in Warangal. There was no official notification of re-NEET on CBSE NEET website. Instead, the students were informed about the schedule and venue of NEET exam over the phone and through email.
After the NEET exam was held on May 7, the students at an examination centre in Warangal had complained that they were given English and Hindi question papers even though they had selected the Telugu language in NEET application form. The students demanded that they should be provided Telugu language question paper. However, the teachers at the examination centre asked the students to carry on with the English and Hindi language question papers which had already been distributed. After the exam was over, the students and their parents carried out a protest at the examination centre and demanded strict action against the concerned officials. The Warangal incident was reported in the NEET paper leak news published on May 8, 2017.
The mix-up in Warangal is not the only incident that has hurt the credibility of NEET exam. Several questions have been raised by the students and academicians over the way the exam has been conducted. Be it an overly strict dress code, the higher difficulty level of regional language paper or attempts of NEET paper leak in Bihar, Rajasthan, Goa and other states, NEET 2017 exam has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. There were also reports of admit card being used for cheating. To know more about all the controversies surrounding the NEET 2017 exam, click here.
Among the 230 students who appeared for re-exam of NEET 2017 in Warangal, 228 students attempted the exam in Telugu and 2 students attempted it in Hindi.
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