After the reports from all sides pour in saying NEET exam was easy/moderate, the West Bengal government on Monday said " it will write to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to lodge a "strong protest" over the alleged "tough" questions in Bengali in the National Eligibility- cum-Entrance Test (NEET), conducted for admission to undergraduate medical courses in government and private medical colleges in the country."
Bengali aspirants who appeared for the exam on Monday said that the questions given in the question paper (Bengali medium) were much tougher than the questions given in the English counterpart of the same exam.
This year NEET was conducted in 10 languages namely- English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada and Odiya.
"It was said that questions would be identical. But questions in Bengali were much tougher than the ones framed in English. With the promise of identical question papers, they framed tough questions for the Bengali board students.
The English paper was closer in format to that followed by CBSE. We are strongly protesting this," state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told the media here.
Chatterjee accused that the center was biased against the talent in Bengal and therefore set such a question paper in Bengali.
"They also tried the same thing in engineering exams but we opposed it strongly. This is centre's tactic to deprive Bengal and neglect the talent of the State. Bengal cannot be deprived like this," he added.