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NEET 2017: SC allows CBSE to declare results !

The Supreme Court today allowed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the results of the NEET 2017 examination, staying a Madras High Court order which had put a hold on the declaration of results.

The CBSE had on June 9 moved to the top court seeking an immediate stay on the Madras High Court order restraining the publication of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 results 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 NEET examination for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses was held on May 7.

Around 10.5 lakh students appeared for the exam in either Hindi or English while around 1.25 lakh to 1.50 lakh students appeared in eight vernacular languages.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh, representing the CBSE, had told the top court that the 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 the 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.




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