On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear a petition over the Tamil Nadu government order which allows 85 per cent reservation to students studied in State Board and also Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students. This petition also challenges the state government’s reservation to only 15 per cent seats for students outside State Board post National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).
Earlier, the Madras High Court stood with the Union Health Minister over the plea of cancellation of the NEET exam for MBBS and BDS courses. O. Panneerselvam, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu demanded 50 per cent reservation for the students appearing for the NEET Exam.
According to an ANI report, Panneerselvam said, “NEET entrance exam is another big issue that needs to be discussed soon for the students who are soon to appear. I request the Union to help the Tamil Nadu government in solving this issue. We also demand 50 per cent reservation quota to students who would be appearing in NEET this year.”
More about the petition:
According to many of the petitioners, the NEET exam was not conducted in a proper manner. Different sets of question papers were circulated in the different parts of the country. They had no clue that different sets of question papers would be circulated.
In Tamil Nadu, different sets of question papers were given to the students who opted for English and Tamil and according to the petitioners, the Tamil question paper was easier. Hence, the petitioners requested to cancel the NEET Exam and conduct the fresh NEET Exam with uniform question paper.
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