Madras High Court restrains CBSE from declaring “NEET 2017 Results” – It was on Wednesday, Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from declaring the results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 until June 7.
Justice M.V. Muralidaran granted the interim injunction on the ground that different question papers set for the NEET held in 10 languages would lead to discrimination between students.
The order was passed on a writ petition filed by a group of nine students from Madurai seeking a direction to the Central government to cancel the NEET conducted on May 7 for admission to undergraduate medical courses. They argued that the CBSE, by framing different question papers, had denied them a level playing field. Instead, the Board could have translated a common question paper.
When the case came up before Justice N. Seshasayee last week, he refused to grant any kind of interim order but for ordering notice to the CBSE, which has conducted the test in English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Odia and Assamese.
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In an affidavit filed on behalf of students S. Jonila, P. Surya, P. Siddarth, K. Ajay Sharan, S. Nitin Prakash Sivasubramanian, Gautham Sankar, J. Aditya, D. Richard Rishaban Dass and M. Naveen Kumar, it was stated that all of them had written the NEET this month in English on the basis of uniform syllabus.
They were shocked to learn subsequently that the question paper was not uniform across the country.
The Petition filed by the students also claimed that the paper in Tamil was much easier than in English, where the student argued “One India, one question paper is a must in NEET. Otherwise, assessment of intelligence and aptitude will differ. Further, an uneven playing field would infringe the right to equal opportunity in education.”
Also Students from Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal too agitated over different question papers having been prepared in different languages, they claimed.