SUPREME COURT NEWS: NEET RESULTS TO BE DECLARED SOON
On 12th June, 2017, The Supreme Court of India had asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) soon. It was Maninder Singh, Additional Solicitor General, who requested for an urgent hearing.
More than 11 lakh students appeared for (NEET), including 1,522 non-resident Indians and 613 foreign nationals. The NEET 2017 was conducted for 25,000 BDS seats and 65,000 MBBS.
The results are now likely to be announced in next 10 days. Further, CBSE can initiate admission process, barring High Courts from entertaining any petition on NEET results 2017 as this affects the admission schedule. The bench comprised of J. Prafulla C. Pant and J. Deepak Gupta.
The petitioner, the Central Board of Secondary Education had approached the apex court for the declaration of results which the Madras High Court on May 24 had ordered the stay. The issue came to light when a medical aspirant pleaded for non-uniformity in the question papers for vernacular languages.
Previously, a complaint was also made by West Bengal government to the Centre, on the ground that Bengali paper was much tougher than the English.
Complaints were made by the students from different states who claimed that the question papers were the same in English and Hindi, but different sets of question papers by CBSE for aspirants writing the test in 10 vernacular languages including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada. The Court will examine the non-uniformity.
NEET exam was created in place of multiple entrance exams which had a great level of corruption in admission processes to medical colleges.