CBSE NEET Results 2017 not to be declared today, Board says to high courts

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CBSE NEET Exam 2017 results not to be declared on JUNE 8, Board to high courts
CBSE NEET Exam 2017 results not to be declared on JUNE 8, Board to high courts

New Delhi : Central Board of Secondary Education told the Gujarat and the Madras high courts that there is no possibility of declaring the CBSE NEET results 2017 for UG-level medical courses on June 8. However the current scenario, gives a hint of delay. The examination has been wrapped with layers of controversies, since the day the exam has been conducted.

The Madras High Court had stayed all proceedings with regard to the exam that was held on May 7. Petitions were filed seeking cancellation of NEET-2017.

On Monday the Gujarat High Court permitted a group of students who appeared for the CBSE NEET 2017 in English medium to join as respondents. A petition seeking to hold afresh the entrance test with a uniform set of set of questions for Gujarati and English medium students is being heard by the court.

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Gujarat HC Justice SG Shah also rapped the board when it tried to justify the separate question papers by citing leakage possibilities. "If the officer says there is a possibility of leakage (only in vernacular language), I am not going to pardon him," Shah said.

According to TOI report " On Tuesday, the board told the Madras HC to lift the stay order, as it could jeopardise the future of 11.38 lakh candidates who appeared for NEET. "The delay in declaring results due to the interim order is already beyond permissible limit. The CBSE will require 15 days to declare the result if it is permitted to do so," the CBSE counsel said."

CBSE NEET Exam was held on May 7 amidst controversies including question papers in various languages, including Hindi, English and Tamil, were not same and not of same difficulty level. 

More than 11.35 lakh students wrote the test across the country on May 7. In Tamil Nadu, 88,000 candidates had registered for NEET while 84,000 plus students appeared for the test. 

In April 2016, the Supreme court made NEET mandatory for all medical and dental admissions. On May 7, CBSE conducted the examination across the country on behalf of the medical and dental councils of India.

Reasons for delay in CBSE NEET results:

1. A temporary order on a petition challenging the conduct of NEET exam on May 7 was filed in the court

2. As reported, the petition moved by Sankalp, an NGO, sought a re-exam for NEET 2017

3. Now, Madras High Court will be hearing the case on June 7 after it granted an interim stay on the results declaration.