NEET 2017 results: The Supreme Court of India has given a green signal to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) over the declaration of the much awaited National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) results. According to a PTI notification, the apex court has directed the exam authorities to proceed further with the declaration of result and subsequent admission process as per the schedule fixed by it earlier. Further, they have stayed the Madras High Court’s interim order restraining publication of results of NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. The Supreme Court has asked the board to declare NEET results before June 26.
Earlier in the month, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had moved to the apex court against the orders of the Madras Hugh Court. On May 24, the Madras HC had stayed the publication of the NEET results as a petitioner filed a plea saying the vernacular question papers for NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses were easier than the papers in English.
The High Court had directed the Medical Council of India, the director of CBSE and the Union Health Ministry to file counter affidavits on these pleas pending before it. The petitioners demanded that the NEET 2017 be canceled and a fresh exam with a uniform question paper be conducted. They have claimed that different sets of question paper had been used at various places, though a common syllabus had been announced, according to a PTI report.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh, who represented CBSE, told the vacation bench that National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination 2017 was conducted by the board and around 12 lakh candidates have appeared in it. The apex court said the hearing regarding the matter would take place on June 12 which concerns the fate of around 12 lakh aspirants for MBBS and BDS courses. Around 10.5 lakh students have given the exam in either Hindi or English while around 1.25 lakh to 1.50 lakh students have appeared in eight vernacular languages.