Ask Conceptual Questions: Students Rights Activist to NTA on NEET Exam Pattern
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing controversy regarding the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and the Tamil Nadu assembly passing the bill scrapping the test altogether, recently, a Students' Rights activist and educator has taken to Twitter to express his views regarding the exam and has asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to ask conceptual questions in the examination.
In a series of Tweets, the activist has suggested that NTA, the testing agency in charge of conducting the NEET examination, should ask "better level of conceptual questions in those subjects which medical student has to study in future academic curriculum so that he/she can have a strong Foundation whole entering in a medical college."
"That's the right way to control the rising cutoff and judge the capabilities of pre-medical aspirant You can't judge skills of future pilots on their ability to swim (although they should know swimming, but that's all)," he has opined in another Tweet.
Not only this, but the activist has further asked that if the only the basic concepts of physics are important for pursuing medical studies then why should the number in physics be a decisive factor while preparing the NEET merit list.
"If not more than basic concepts of Physics are requirement for medical studies then why should it decide the fate of a #NEETUG aspirant ? Physics should be there, but only as "Subject to Qualify with certain minimum marks" NOT to be included in Score for Merit Do You Agree ??" he had asked in a Tweet earlier while sharing a poll regarding the matter.
As per his opinion, there should be a minimum qualifying score for Physics so that no one can enter a medical college with "ZERO SCORE in PHYSICS".
Recently, he has shared several other reasons and referring to those he has pointed out why the reformation of the examination is necessary.
"At the moment, the level of questions asked in Biology section of #NEET-ug are below standard (much below AIPMT level). This is the reason of high cut-off. And then #NTA is using hard paper of Physics to control the rising cut-off. "Two wrongs do not make one Right".
The issue regarding the conduction of NEET has been under debate for a very long time and recently the Tamil Nadu assembly has passed a bill scrapping the test altogether. Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the TN assembly exempted the medical entrance test and allowed admission to medical and dental courses based on Class 12 marks.
In fact, soon afterward the High-Level Committee constituted to study the impact of NEET in medical admissions in Tamil Nadu listed down the problems with NEET, the Maharashtra government had also decided to review the MBBS, BDS and AYUSH entrance test.