NEET 2017: SC stays Madras HC interim order, asks CBSE to declare results

The Supreme Court also requested high courts to not entertain petitions on matters relating to NEET 2017. Photo: PTI

The Supreme Court also requested high courts to not entertain petitions on matters relating to NEET 2017. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Madras high court interim order restraining publication of results of National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

The apex court also directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)to proceed further with declaration of result and subsequent admission as per schedule fixed by it earlier.

The Supreme Court, however, said that declaration of result, subsequent counselling and admission will be subject to its decision on the matter pending before it.

The Supreme Court also requested high courts to not entertain petitions on matters relating to NEET examination 2017.

The CBSE had on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking an immediate stay on the Madras high court order restraining the publication of results of NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country.

The Madras high court had on 24 May granted interim stay on the publication of NEET results on a batch of pleas alleging that a uniform question paper was not given in the examination and there was a vast difference between the ones in English and in Tamil.

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The CBSE mentioned the matter before a vacation bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta and said that due to the high court’s order, the entire schedule of counselling and subsequent admission for medical courses through NEET has gone “haywire”.

The NEET examination for admission to MMBS and BDS (dental) courses was held on May 7. Around 10.5 lakh students appeared for the exam in either Hindi or English, while around 1.25 lakh to 1.50 lakh students appeared in eight vernacular languages.

Earlier, it was reported that the CBSE is likely to declare the results of the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 after 13 June on its official website cbseneet.nic.in.

[“Source-ndtv”]