CBSE defends different NEET question papers, Guj HC not

The submission was made before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court which had stayed the announcement of the results. The exam is very crucial for MBBS and BDS aspirants as it is a national level exam and prestigious exam.

"We generally begin engineering counselling after the first round of MBBS admissions, to prevent engineering seats going waste", said a Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission committee official. Anxious about future of CBSE NEET aspirants. The state should be permitted to carry out medical and dental admissions by following its own procedure, it said.

However the CBSE has neither released the OMR Sheet of the students nor the NEET 2017 Answer Keys. One of the respondent's Directorate General of Health Services advocate V D Nanavati also asked for some time to file appearance and counter affidavit on court.

Further no update has been given by the Board regarding the result date.

The results for the NEET 2017 exam are unlikely to be declared this week as madras High Court will be hearing the case on June 7 which makes it impossible for the results to be declared on June 8.

The court expressed its dissatisfaction on CBSE reply saying that the argument was not valid as leakage is possible in even English language question papers.

"CBSE tried to justify its stand and contended that there is no discrimination in the question paper, but the judges mentioned that there should have been only one paper in the examination", further pointed out Patel.

MADURAI: The central and state governments have filed counter affidavits in the Madurai bench of the Madras high court in a case that sought to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions afresh by cancelling the NEET that was held on May 7.A batch of two cases were filed against the NEET. From four sets translated in vernacular languages, three sets were randomly picked for printing. The exam was conducted in 10 different languages and in each language the questions are different. In case there is a leak in vernacular language papers, it will be easy for them to conduct examinations again as only 8- 10 per cent candidates will be affected while a majority of students who appeared for English medium test will remain unaffected.

  • Joanne Flowers