According to Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar, the vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) from 2018 will be only basic translation of the question paper in English. The announcement will affrect the future of lakhs of candidates who are all set to appear in the joint entrance examinations in medicine and engineering in 2018 all over the country.
Talking about the same Javadekar has said, "The vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) - the all-India entrance examination for entrance to medical colleges - will just be translation of the question paper in English."
While talking about NEET, Javadekar has also replied the question about the West Bengal Education minister recently complaining that this year the students appearing for all medical entrance examination in vernacular languages had faced tougher questions than the ones set in English and Hindi.
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When the matter comes to the 'one nation one test' in engineering, "We are yet to take a call on this issue. It is in discussion stage," Javadekar was further quoted while interacting with the reporters.