NEET 2017: Madras HC orders CBSE to hold off on publishing results till June 7.
Madras HC granted an interim stay on the publication of the NEET 2017 results across the country and asked MCI, CBSE and Union health ministry to a file counter affidavit on 7 June.
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court grants interim injunction on the ground that different question papers set for NEET held in 10 languages would lead to discrimination between students.
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from declaring the results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) until June 7.
Last week the court had sought the stand of Union health secretary, among others, on a plea for cancellation of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses. Justice N Seshasayee of the Madurai bench of the court sought their replies to the issues raised by the petitioners for cancellation of the test conducted on May 7, 2017. In a petition filed before the Madurai Bench of the Madras high court, it was contended that NEET was not conducted in an uniform manner across the country. Petitioners argued that different sets of question papers had been used in different places in the country, despite students being assured that uniform syllabus would be considered.
The Madras High Court on Wednesday granted an interim stay on the publication of results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2017 (NEET 2017) for admission to MBBS (bachelor of medicine & bachelor of surgery) and BDS ((bachelor of dental surgery) courses for the academic year 2017 across the country.
Hearing a batch of petitions filed by some students, justice M.V. Muralidharan of the court’s Madurai bench also directed officials of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) director and the Union health ministry to file their counter affidavits on 7 June which is scheduled to be declared on June 8.
The petitioners alleged that uniform question papers were not given and there was a vast difference between the English and Tamil question papers. They demanded that the NEET examination be cancelled and a fresh test with uniform question papers be conducted. Read : CBSE NEET 2017 Answer Keys expected on May 31: sources suggest notification to be released soon.
They claimed that the NEET was not conducted in a uniform manner across the country and that different sets of question papers had been used in different places, though a uniform syllabus had been announced. They also submitted that officials had not informed them that different set of question papers would be circulated.
In Tamil Nadu, a different set of questions was given to those who opted for English and Tamil, they said, adding that the one in Tamil was easier. “One India, one question paper in the NEET is a must. Otherwise the scaling of intelligence and aptitude would differ. Hence, the NEET examination should be cancelled and fresh examination with uniform question papers be conducted,” the petitioners submitted.
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