Today, on June 12, 2017, Supreme Court (SC) heard the peal of CBSE and HC on NEET. The court closed the matter in favor of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by removing the ban by the High Court of Madras.
Putting an end the snafu, SC has given green signal to CBSE for declaring the result of NEET 2017. It has also allowed the Board to process with the further process of National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Examination. The Board has been asked to announce the NEET 2017 result in two weeks, i.e. until June 26, 2017.
As per CBSE, the different question paper was prepared in order to prevent the leakage. The larger number of population was opting in English and Hindi language. Even if the language paper was leaked, the larger mass would have been protected from re-writing the exam.
SC also showed disagreement towards the inclination of HC’s for the petitions. “High courts shouldn’t have interfered as it affects the schedule of the medical admission,” said the Supreme Court. The prime reason, due to which SC overruled the decision of HC is because it was putting a delay in pre-determined medical education schedule. The schedule was formulated by the top court in 2011 judgment.
CBSE was forbidden from releasing the answer key or result of NEET 2017 by Madras High Court, on May 24, 2017. The court stopped the Board after hearing the appeal of few students, who highlighted the matter of presenting different question paper, in Regional and English/Hindi language.
11,38,890 students appeared for NEET 2017 on May 07, 2017. It was held for filling 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats. The question paper was presented in 12 languages, which were English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Oriya, Marathi, Gujarati, and Assamese.
The entire nation was shocked when it was revealed that the Board has given different questions in English / Hindi and Regional Language NEET question paper.
The concept of NEET was “one nation, one exam” and the breaking of code did not go well with the medical population. The matter was taken to HC, which demanded an explanation and banned CBSE from carrying with the process of NEET.
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