NEET 2017 result date still not fixed as CBSE asks SC to remove stay

NEET result 2017 for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 can not be declared on June 8, said Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The board has asked honourable SC to remove the stay on NEET proceedings.

The ongoing problem related to the NEET result has kept the future of those students who sat for the exam in hanging. Despite it being a fleeting one, the delay has been causing upheaval amongst the students. The decision of CBSE to conduct the exam in English and Gujarati has not just been questioned by the Madras High Court but the students too. An interim order on the petitions has put a stay on the publication of the NEET results and directed the Medical Council of India, the CBSE and the Union Health Ministry to file their counter affidavits.

The petitioners, the students who appeared in the paper set in Gujarati, alleged that the paper set in English and Gujarati were not uniform. The level of the Gujarati paper was high and way more difficult than that of the paper set in English. In Tamil Nadu, different set of questions were given to those who opted for English and Tamil where the one in Tamil was easier.

CBSE, on its part, has sought vacation of the stay claiming that papers had been set — at easy average and tough levels — and they had been moderated by the experts and no such issue existed where one set of paper was tougher than the other. The counter by the CBSE further claimed that 90.75 per cent of the students had written the examination in English and only 9.25 per cent of the students had written in vernacular languages. The reason cited by CBSE for setting the paper in vernacular was to evade any scope of leakage and if, by any reason, it happened, there would not be any difficulty to set another  paper for a small percentage of students.

The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked the stay to be taken off as the interest of lakhs of students cannot be put in jeopardy. There has already been delay in the publication of the results and a further delay would disable the students to join the course.

Presently, the court has asked for the English translation of Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi question papers of the NEET.

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