- NEET aspirants receive question papers in the wrong medium.
- Most of the 850 students who had appeared from a Warangal center submitted blank OMRs.
NEET aspirants and their parents staged a major protest in front of the St. Peters High School in Kazipet after 144 Telugu medium students were distributed question papers in Hindi and English. According to inside sources, the center in Warangal did not receive the set of Telugu newspaper at all. The students were asked by officials to wait for sometime so that a Telugu question paper is received and photocopies are made. However, that did not happen and most of the 850 students had to submit blank OMR sheets.
Students and parents lined up the police station and lodged a complaint over the error. While protesting, some student organisations also joined in, which turned the situation tense and demanded police action. Meanwhile, speaking to Deccan Chronicle, one of the students complained about his lost year and wffort. He said, "After two years in intermediate, I went through one year of coaching and prepared well for the exam. Now, for no fault of mine, I missed an opportunity to score a good rank and get a seat in a good college. I was given an English medium question paper. How can I answer it? I have been studying in Telugu medium since childhood and also opted for Telugu as the medium while applying for Neet. I had many hopes and dreams to pursue a career in medicine. Now, all my dreams are dashed."
Parents complained of the lakhs of money spent on their children's education and demanded an acceptable explanation from the education minister. Meanwhile, officials at the examination center said that they have noted down the hall ticket number of the students who received the wrong question paper and this was also sent to the coordinators in Delhi.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:56 PM IST