The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a plea by some students claiming that four questions of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2019 were wrongly set and out of NCERT syllabus.
A vacation bench comprising Justices Ajay Rastogi and Surya Kant while refusing the plea categorically stated that the issue needed a subject matter expert to resolve and “judges can’t be subject matter experts” and can’t supersede National Testing Agency (NTA).
“The judges are not superior professionals than those who have evaluated the questions. If we become subject expert then will every multiple choice question be evaluated by the courts?” the bench asked the petitioners.
The bench consequently also refused to designate subject matter experts to inspect the concerns by the petitioner.
The petitioners sought quashing of the final answer key published on June 5 by the NTA, the agency which conducts NEET UG -2109.
—India Legal Bureau