SC stays Madras HC order over publishing NEET 2017 results

Michele Moreno
June 12, 2017

The SC also set aside the restraining order issued by the Madras High Court, which is why the CBSE could not publish the results as promised on June 8.

An apex court vacation bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Deepak Gupta will also hear the plea for the transfer of the NEET cases pending in the Madras and Gujarat High Courts.

States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Union Territory of Puducherry and the Karnataka Private Medical Colleges Association had earlier filed applications in the Supreme Court opposing the unified entrance exam.

In response to the latest ruling, the CBSE has told the apex court that it would declare the NEET results by June 26.

The Supreme Court said the result, counselling and admissions would be conditional to its decision on matter pending before it.

"As per the process followed by NEET, the CBSE is responsible for conducting the entrance test, declaration of result and preparation of an all-India rank".

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.

#June 6, 2017: The CBSE denied in the Madras High Court that vernacular question papers for NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses were easier than the papers in English.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court's interim injunction on May 24 was based on a petition that alleged there were varying difficulty levels in the examination papers.

#May 24, 2017: The group of 40 to 45 parents of students, who had taken the CBSE-conducted test in Gujarati language filed a petition in Gujarat High Court contending that the question paper in Gujarat was more hard than those in English.

The petitioners before the high court demanded that the NEET 2017 be cancelled and a fresh exam with a uniform question paper be conducted.

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