Supreme Court lifts ban & asks CBSE to publish NEET 2017 results before June 26
The Supreme Court has lifted ban on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the results of NEET 2017 examination against a Madras High Court order which had put a hold on the declaration of the results. CBSE moved to Supreme Court seeking an urgent stay on the Madras High Court order on June 9th. The Supreme Court has additionally ordered CBSE, to publish NEET 2017 results before June 26th
The Madras High Court ordered to put an hold on the NEET 2017 results after a batch of pleas were made alleging that a uniform question paper was not given in the examination and there was a vast difference between the ones in English and Tamil. Around 10.5 lakhs students appeared for the exam in either Hindi or English while around 1.50 lakhs students appeared in eight other vernacular languages.
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Representing the CBSE, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh told the Supreme Court that the questions were different for other vernacular languages to ensure that if there was a leakage of a set of paper in any of the vernacular language, the majority of students would be protected as candidates appearing in any vernacular language were less than those opting for English or Hindi.
He also claimed that the allegation that a uniform question paper was not given in the examination is completely wrong since the experts had compared the NEET 2017 question papers in all languages and found them to have uniform level of difficulty.