SC quashes Madras HC order, NEET results to be declared soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education had onJune 9 sought immediate stay on the Madras high court order that restrained it from declaring the result.

"High courts shouldn't have interfered as it affects the schedule of the admission", they said.

As the uncertainty looms over the fate of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)'s plea on Declaration of Result put on stay by the Madras High Court.

The court has asked CBSE to declare the results before 26 June. For this, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare filed an affidavit at the Madras High Court, urging it to lift the stay.

The top court on Monday also directed all high courts not to entertain any petition on the 2017 NEET. The bench was hearing a petition by Ashish Ranjan, asking the court to monitor the time frame for conducting the counselling and admission process of medical courses.

The national exam, which allows students to take admission to medical courses, is now held in 10 languages.

He said that questions were different to keep the larger interest protected on the ground that if there was a leak age of a set of paper in a vernacular language, the majority ofstudents would be protected as candidates appearing in any particular language were less than those opting for English or Hindi.

A total of 11,38,890 students appeared for the exam including 1,522 non-resident Indians and 613 foreign nationals.

Seeking vacation of the stay, the CBSE counter said the question papers had been set - at easy average and tough levels - and they had been moderated by the experts and the issue of one question being tougher than the other did not arise. The publication of results are already delayed and it should not be delayed further.

The NEET examination for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses was held on May 7.

  • Salvatore Jensen