Courts Cannot Review NEET 2016 Answer Keys, Says Delhi HC

Sarika Rana updated on : 29 Sep 2016

The Delhi High Court has declined the petition challenging CBSE (and other expert) answer keys for the questions in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016.

NEET 2016 was recently conducted when petitions against CBSE (and other expert) answer keys for the questions in the NEET were filed. The Delhi High Court however rejected these petitions saying that the courts cannot review answer keys prepared by subject experts. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva took this decision, claiming that independent experts prepare the answer keys and one cannot take over the task of correcting it.

Sagar Sanjeev Dua, who challenged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to five questions of NEET 2016, filed the petition. The court has dismissed the plea, noted that the information bulletin for NEET 2016 stipulated that there was no provision for rejecting and re-evaluating the answer keys. The Justice stated that the court, in exercise of powers under Article 226 of the Constitution, cannot take over the task of correcting the answer key framed by an independent subject expert. In addition to this, the examination paper has questions from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology and to examine whether the answers are correct or not, would be beyond the competence of a court, which is not an expert in the subject.

About NEET 2016

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance examination conducted for students who wish to take admissions in medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) courses in reputed colleges across India. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts this examination every year. NEET was introduced in the year 2013, however due to Supreme Court’s decision; it was cancelled and re-introduced this year,

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