1. CBSE moves Supreme Court for stay of High Court order against publication of NEET results

CBSE moves Supreme Court for stay of High Court order against publication of NEET results

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on June 12 a Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plea seeking the declaration of NEET result that was put on hold by the Madras High Court.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2017 7:26 PM
NEET 2017, Supreme Cour, CBSE plea, CBSE, Ashok Bhushan, Maninder Singh, Madras High Court The apex court vacation bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan agreed to hear the CBSE plea after Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh requested for an urgent hearing.(PTI)

The CBSE today moved the Supreme Court seeking an immediate stay on the Madras High Court order restraining the publication of results of NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country. The high court had on May 24 granted interim stay on the publication of NEET results on a batch of pleas alleging that a uniform question paper was not given in the examination and there was a vast difference between the ones in English and in Tamil. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) mentioned the matter before a vacation bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta and said that due to the high court’s order, the entire schedule of counselling and subsequent admission for medical courses through NEET has gone “haywire”.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh, representing the CBSE, told the 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 it would hear on June 12 the matter 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.

Singh told the apex court that a number of pleas have been filed in various high courts in NEET-related matters and high courts have entertained these petitions despite the apex court’s order that no other court shall hear such matters. He also sought transfer of petitions from various high courts to the apex court which concerns the NEET for the academic year 2017-18.

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Singh said challenge to the different sets of questions in vernacular languages were on wrong assumptions that they were difficult as the experts had examined that they were different from those in English or Hindi medium but the level of difficulty cannot be said to be different. He said that questions were different to keep the larger interest protected on the ground that if there was a leakage of a set of paper in a vernacular language, the majority of students would be protected as candidates appearing in any particular language were less than those opting for English or Hindi.

The high court had also 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 before the high court have demanded that the NEET 2017 be cancelled 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. In Tamil Nadu, the question papers were different for those who opted English and Tamil and the one in Tamil was easier, they have claimed.


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    Dr.Suraj Patel.
    Jun 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    Respected Sir….. NEET 2017.....False and Wild allegation about tough NEET paper and Contradictory Arguments and pe ions......by the Tamil and Gujarati students and consequently a Mess being created by the Madras and Gujarat highcourt has been burst by the CBSE......... Sir…Tamil students have pe ioned in the Madras Highcourt that NEET vernacular langauges (Tamil ang Gujarati medium) paper were easy than an English while Gujarati students have pe ioned in the Gujarat Highcourt that that vernacular language paper means Gujarati medium paper was tough than an English...And without the base of the evaluation of the difficulty level of questions asked in English vis-a-vis regional language through academic experts or seeking a clarification from the CBSE; two exactly opposite pe ions about the same subjec (Diificut Neet paper) have been accepted and entertained by the irresponsible and corrupted judges of both Madras and Gujarat High court judges who are sold at the hand of mafias

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