NEET 2017: Madras High Court Grants Interim Stay On Results Declaration

Madurai bench of Madras HC granted an interim stay on release of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination results which is scheduled to be declared on June 8.

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NEET 2017: Madras High Court Grants Interim Stay On Results Declaration

NEET 2017 results to be declared on June 8

New Delhi:  Madurai bench of Madras HC granted an interim stay on release of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG examination results which is scheduled to be declared on June 8. NEET 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. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the examination for admission into the undergraduate admission to the medical colleges across the country.

Madras High Court stayed the declaration of NEET results by CBSE after a medical aspirant alleged that the all India medical entrance examination did not have a uniform question paper.

The students also told the court that the exam was easy in some languages and states.

Stating that the present evaluation system is contrary and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, the petitioner prayed for an interim injunction against the declaration of results based on the NEET examination held on May 7 and sought a direction to cancel the test.

HC also directed Medical Council of India, CBSE and Union health ministry to file counter affidavit on June 7 on the NEET issue.

The High Court, on Monday sought the CBSE's stand on a plea to cancel the test held for selection of candidates for undergraduate medical and dental courses.

Meanwhile, in another development, the parents of several NEET examinees from Gujarat, competing for MBBS seats, today moved the Gujarat High Court for holding the exam afresh with same questions in Gujarati and English languages. 

The group of 40 to 45 parents of students, who had taken the CBSE-conducted test in Gujarati language filed the petition in the court contending that the question paper in Gujarat was more difficult than those in English.

(With Inputs from Agencies)

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