HRD Minister ducks question on linguistic problems faced by students; says ‘No data available’

'No Data Available': Centre On Linguistic Problems Faced By Candidates During Entrance Exams

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in the winter session of Parliament on Monday said, ‘No such Data is available with the central government’ regarding ‘Linguistics problems and several region-based socio and political issues’ faced by the candidates.

Dr. T Sumathy Thamizhachi Thangapandian from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, asked the Minister in the Lok Sabha, “Whether it is true that thousands of students appearing for the National Level Entrance Examinations are finding it difficult due to ‘Linguistics problems and several region-based socio, political issues.”

She further asked the Central Government, “whether it has any plans to chalk out any remedial measures to address these issues while conducting the National Level Entrance Examinations through National Testing Agency.”

National Testing Agency (NTA), established in 2017, conducts entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.

The minister answered, the question ‘Do not arise’. He further said, “National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting NEET (UG) 2020 in different 11 languages (Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil, Odiya, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati) and JEE (Mains) 2020 in 3 languages (Hindi, English, and Gujarati).”

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for Undergraduates 2020 examinations will be held on 3rd May 2020 while JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Mains 2020 examinations will be conducted from 6th to 11th January 2020 with Admit cards available now to download.

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