NEET 2017 Results not possible to be declared on June 8: CBSE tells to High Courts – Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE told the Gujarat and the Madras High Court that there is no possibility of declaring National Entrance cum- Eligibility Test (NEET) 2017 Result for UG- level medical courses on June 8. The order from the Madurai bench of Madras HC had stayed the CBSE from declaring result after the board set different sets of question papers for English-Medium and vernacular-language candidates.
Tamil Nadu and Gujarati candidates, following the confusion, demanded cancellation of examination and a retest, leaving the thousands of students across the country in uncertainty. On Tuesday, the CBSE board told the Madras High Court to lift the stay order, as it could affect the future of 11.38 lakh candidates who appeared for NEET. Also, the CBSE counsel said “The delay in declaring results due to the interim order is already beyond permissible limit. The CBSE will require 15 days to declare the result if it is permitted to do so,”
Gujarat High Court Justice SG Shah also slammed the board when it tried to justify the separate question papers by citing leakage possibilities. She said If the officer says there is a possibility of leakage (only in vernacular language), I am not going to pardon him,”
The counsel for the CBSE has argued that any delay in declaring results could push many MBBS students away from pursuing medicine, as they would seek admission to engineering courses.
This year NEET 2017 examinations were held across the nation on May 7 in 10 different languages. The officer said, “of the 11.38 lakh students who had registered for NEET, only 47,853 opted for the examination in Gujarati; 34,417 chose Bengali, 15,206 wrote in Tamil, 3,810 in Assamese, 1,766 in Telugu, 978 in Marathi, 712 in Kannada and 452 in Oriya”.