SC allows CBSE to declare NEET results

Marsha Scott
June 12, 2017

The CBSE had on June 9 moved the Supreme Court seeking an immediate stay on the Madras High Court order.

Keeping the urgency of the result in mind and the starting of counselling sessions for successful candidates in mind, the apex court has stayed the Madras High Court order. 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.

Hence, the court should vacate the stay and enable students join the course.

While the National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is making news on a daily basis of late, thanks to the delay in results, the Central government has proposed NEET-like exams to recruit judges for lower courts. "High courts shouldn't have interfered as it affects the schedule of the admission", it said.

The court, however, said declaration of result, subsequent counseling and admission will be subject to its decision on the matter pending before it.

It requested High Courts requested to not to entertain petitions on matters.

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The top court has directed authorities to proceed further with declaration of result and subsequent admission as per schedule fixed by it earlier.

Based on the apex court's orders, CBSE had conducted the examination in English, along with Hindi and some other vernacular languages.

Nine lakh students had taken the CBSE NEET exams in English while 1.5 lakh took the same in Hindi and other languages.

It was only experts who decided on the difficulty level of the question papers.

They had demanded that the NEET be cancelled and a fresh examination with a uniform question paper be conducted. The CBSE said it decided to make the question papers in languages other than in English and Hindi to ensure that in the event of any leaks, it would not have to cancel the entire examination.

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