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NEET phase 1 paper: Experts point out errors, ask for bonus marks

education Updated: May 02, 2016 18:35 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Aabshar H Quazi
Hindustan Times, Kota

Students coming out after appearing for NEET phase 1 at DPS RK Puram in New Delhi on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT photo)

Experts on Monday pointed out errors in some questions in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Phase 1, which was held on Sunday, and said students should be given bonus marks.

Nearly 11,511 aspirants took the first phase of the NEET for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses held at 22 examination centres in Kota, the coaching hub of the country.

Allen Career Institute’s director Brajesh Maheshwari said the paper was as per the syllabus and can be considered as an average one. He said while the biology and chemistry sections were average, physics was tougher.

Maheshwari added all the four options for one question on macronutrients in the biology section of the paper were wrong and students should get bonus mark for it.

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“A question in chemistry also came with all wrong four options which should also be given as a bonus to students,” Maheshwari said.

Even the physics section had two to three questions with wrong answers.

He also said that two questions were wrongly translated in the Hindi section which confused the students.

There were two questions in the chemistry section which had two correct options and students found them quite difficult to attempt, he claimed.

Shiv Pratap Raghuvanshi of Resonance Eduventures Private Ltd said apart from the micronutrient question in biology whose all answers were incorrect, there were two questions based on asthma and human reproduction in which two options for each question were correct.

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In physics paper, one question based on alternating current did not have any correct answers out of the four options. Similarly in the chemistry section, one question based on ‘P’ Block of nitrogen family did not have any correct answers, while one question each based on hydrogen and the periodic table had multiple answers.

“While bonus marks should be given for one incorrect question each in physics, chemistry and biology part and those aspirants should be awarded marks who have ticked either of the two correct answer options in those two questions each in biology and chemistry which had multiple correct answers,” he said.

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There was a total of 45 questions each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology in which each question carried four marks.