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Error in NEET questions? CBSE says ambiguity an academic issue

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday clarified that any ambiguity in the questions of the national medical entrance exam is an academic issue and will be addressed only by the subject experts.

Its comment comes against the backdrop of concerns raised by few experts and exam candidates that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was conducted by the Board on May 7, had at least four "incorrect" questions.

One question came with two correct options, while another came with all four wrong multiple choice answers.

Another question to which objection has been raised read by Physics teachers read "which of the following pairs of compounds is isoelectronic and isostructural?"
"It should rather have been 'Which of the following pairs of compounds is isostructural and has same number of valence electrons?," a Physics teacher said.

A senior CBSE official said, "As far as ambiguity in questions is concerned, it is purely an academic issue which will be addressed by the subject experts. For this purpose, the official answer key will be hosted for making challenges by the candidates."

"The date of hosting answer keys will be intimated on NEET website," the official added.

Telugu-medium candidates who appeared for the exam at a centre in Andhra Pradesh had also claimed that they were given question papers in Hindi and English and not in Telugu.

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